CMS Launches New Initiatives Focusing on Medicaid "Super Users"
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
by: VNAA Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

As part of an effort to better coordinate care for Medicaid "super users," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is engaging in a number of initiatives to focus on primary care and targeted interventions to keep vulnerable beneficiaries out of the emergency department and reduce hospital admissions. Last summer, the CMS Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) released an informational bulletin about Medicaid super users and ways providers and state and federal Medicaid policymakers can reduce costs and improve quality. Click here to read the full memo.

On April 14, KPMG, a tax and advisory consulting firm, released the results of a poll about an ongoing Medicaid reform effort in New York. Known as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Plan, New York's Medicaid program participants note a "significant" impact on avoidable hospitalizations. Click here to read the KPMG report.

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