Multi-Payer Primary Care Transformation
The Multi-State Collaborative is a learning network for states working on multi-payer primary care transformation
Transforming primary care to be more accessible and effective is essential to improving population health and reducing costs. But this can only occur if changes to the primary care delivery system include payment reform coordinated across all payers.
The Multi-State Collaborative (MC) is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state-based, multi-payer, primary care transformation initiatives. The MC provides a forum for members to share data, participate in collaborative learning, and advocate for improved collaboration between the states and the federal government on new and ongoing initiatives. It has been supported by the Milbank Memorial Fund (MMF) since 2009.
By Lisa Dulsky Watkins, Monica Ng and Greg Poorman
In September 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center (CMMI) released a request for information (RFI), eliciting ideas for and comments on future directions for CMMI, which triggered over 1000 responses. In the past, RFI responses have been shared with the public. This time, they were not. Since RFI comments are often informative, and potentially instructive for others engaged in similar work, we thought there was much to be learned about stakeholders’ concerns and priorities through an examination of their responses. Read our synthesis here.