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A Model for Healthcare Transformation: Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments Program

Mar 30, 2015
From the Government Institute

Recognizing the need to improve the nation’s care delivery system, states across the country are exploring ways to improve population health and patient outcomes while reducing per capita cost of healthcare.

To achieve healthcare system redesign, seven states are leveraging the Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, and specifically, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP). While these transformation efforts range in size and scope, from targeted pilot demonstration projects to massive sweeping reform initiatives, all of these programs are focused on measurable outcomes based on a set of metrics.

In order to achieve a complete transformation and reform of their care delivery system, states are considering a number of essential elements, including payment reforms, performance metrics, information technology and population health, workforce strategies, state government's role, learning and infrastructure, and technical assistance.

This issue brief highlights seven delivery system transformation and payment reform efforts that will likely establish a sustainable shift toward improved quality of care, improved population health, and reduced costs, creating the healthcare system of tomorrow.

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