5 Ways States are Transforming Healthcare Delivery

5 Ways States are Transforming Healthcare Delivery 5 Ways States are Transforming Healthcare Delivery

Since 2013, CMS has awarded $960 million in funds to 25 states to develop new care delivery and payment models across Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP. Analysis from Accenture of the models finds that patient-centered health and human services is not an empty vision, and the states “show early momentum around the next generation of health and human services convergence--if states can effectively implement and scale their strategies.” Information technology plays a strong role in the efforts. Here is a snapshot of findings. (Photo: Fotolia)

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Patient-Centered Medical Homes

All 25 states are investing in patient-centered medical homes to strengthen primary care integration with specialists and community health workers. Most also will integrate physical and behavioral care. (Photo: Fotolia)

Lower-Cost Labor Models Lower-Cost Labor Models

All 25 states are targeting investment in low-cost community health workers to shift labor costs to more appropriate caregivers. Some states are mobilizing human services “navigators” as liaisons between primary care coordinators and social service programs. Others are mobilizing cross-sector partners, such as business and community organizations, for health and wellness initiatives. (Photo: Fotolia)

Telehealth Telehealth

The 19 states seeking to expand use of virtual care technology, such as telehealth and remote monitoring, have a common goal of treating more patients without adding healthcare workers and facilities. Some are also focusing on improving reporting and evaluation of data, for instance, using geographic information systems to match resources to hotspots of chronic disease. (Photo: Fotolia)

Self-Service Tools Self-Service Tools

Fifteen states are offering patient portals and other digital tools to reduce administrative costs while improving self-care, expanding access to electronic health records and information on value-based health choices, and access to care delivery options. (Photo: Fotolia)

All-Payer Claims Databases All-Payer Claims Databases

An estimated 14 states are pursuing statewide data aggregation and analytics to reduce redundancy, improve insights into population health, and foster integration of health data with human services data. The goal is designing more effective intervention and wellness programs to reduce long-term healthcare costs. (Photo: Fotolia)

More findings from Accenture on State Health Innovation Plans are available here. (Photo: Fotolia)

Since 2013, CMS has awarded $960 million in funds to 25 states to develop new care delivery and payment models across Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP. Analysis from Accenture of the models finds that patient-centered health and human services is not an empty vision, and the states “show early momentum around the next generation of health and human services convergence--if states can effectively implement and scale their strategies.” Information technology plays a strong role in the efforts. Here is a snapshot of findings.

 

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