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State Medicaid Approaches: Defining & Tracking MCO Implementation of APMs

State Medicaid programs are increasingly requiring their Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) to implement APMs. With these new requirements, it is important for states to develop ways to ensure that their MCOs are complying with the APM requirements within their contract, and monitoring the progress and challenges with the implementation of APM strategies with Medicaid providers. This report focuses on different ways in which states may set standard APM definitions to track MCO progress toward meeting state APM goals, and support comparison of APM implementation within a state and nationally.