Wednesday, April 6, 2016

CT Health Reform Dashboard update: mixed Medicaid progress, a few good signs elsewhere

Both good and bad news for consumers in planned Medicaid reforms influenced CT Health Reform Dashboard this month. In good news, DSS and SIM agreed to make the well-intentioned but poorly-designed CCIP program optional for Medicaid networks applying to participate in shared savings. A Wall Street Journal article reported on the success of CT’s Medicaid program in improving the Triple Aim. However DSS rejected calls to protect person-centered medical homes in their reform plan, creating incentives for networks to shift the most needy members out of PCMHs. A survey of ACOs in our state found good intentions but mixed views of the future. Members of a taskforce to review CON rules and promote a competitive market were appointed; the first meeting will be next week.