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Medicaid Rx Drugs Shifting Away from FFS

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: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has spent 4 years advancing value-based care across all programs. They also sought to remove barriers to value-based payments for drug pricing.

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Alternative Payments Making a Splash

Alternative Payments Making a Splash​ Examining the ever-changing Value-Based Payments landscape​ THE VBP Blog Value-Based Payments are a complex topic that is evolving very quickly. Back when we first started this blog in 2018, we began at the very beginning. We feel it’s important to double back on those foundational pieces of VBP as it continues to change. With that in mind, we are starting with Alternative Payment Models. This will be a two-part blog, starting with the national pieces and then working to a regional level. Fee-For-Service Models Traditionally, payment for health services has run on a model called fee-for service (FFS). This simple model means that physicians and healthcare providers delivered in units. This has little to do… Read More »Alternative Payments Making a Splash

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Full State Managed Care Review: All 10 Current Programs 2020

Full State Managed Care Review: All 10 Current Programs Is Provider-Led Care the Future of Managed Care Programs? THE VBP Blog [July 30, 2020] Across several months and multiple blogs, we have covered all ten states that feature managed care programs for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities population. We saw a wide range of successes, types of programs, and different phases of rollout. With each, we broke down the state’s managing entity, how many consumers were affected, the role of case management, the rollout approach, and more. To make things a bit easier to compare, we also compiled a chart and a presentation [Full State Review Managed Care IDD ] for you to reference. Iowa & Tennessee Kansas & Texas… Read More »Full State Managed Care Review: All 10 Current Programs 2020