Considering the AHEAD Model: Lessons from States with Health Care Cost Growth and Primary Care Investment Targets

Focus Area:
Sustainable Health Care Costs
Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new state total cost of care model called the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model. On October 17, the Peterson-Milbank Program on Sustainable Health Care Costs hosted a one-hour webinar for interested states and health care stakeholders. Participants learned about the AHEAD Model’s approach to health cost growth targets and primary care investment targets, as well as heard from officials in two states that have implemented these targets as part of an affordability strategy.

Panelists included:

  • Rachel Block, Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund (moderator)
  • Keanan Lane, Associate Director, Peterson Center on Health Care
  • Christina Crider, Deputy Division Director, Division of Multi-Payer Models, CMMI
  • Cory King, Health Insurance Commissioner, State of Rhode Island               
  • Deidre Gifford, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Health Strategy

Watch a National Academy for State Health Policy webinar, Considering the AHEAD Model: Lessons from States on Hospital Global Budgets and Investing in Primary Care, on October 26, 2023, at 12 pm ET.