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Medicaid Directors Weigh in on Payment Reform

The National Association of Medicaid Directors has issued a policy paper on Medicaid payment and delivery system reform and innovation.

In the policy brief, the association addresses fives types of reforms that states either are in the process of developing or are considering:  targeted payment adjustment policies, managed fee-for-service, bundled payments, managed care initiatives, and health homes.

The paper also addresses the considerations states need to weigh before embarking on such reforms.

Such reforms are of potentially great interest to urban safety-net hospitals because of the large numbers of Medicaid patients they serve – numbers that should grow greater in the coming years as many states take advantage of the Medicaid expansion incentives in the Affordable Care Act.

Download this paper herefinancial paperwork, from the web site of the National Association of Medicaid directors.

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