From July 2017 through July 2019, the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) provided technical assistance to Medicaid agencies and their partners in Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, and Nevada to select, design, and test value-based payment (VBP) approaches (i.e. payment models that range from rewarding for performance in fee-for-service to capitation, including alternative payment models and comprehensive population-based payments) to sustain care delivery models that demonstrate improvement in maternal and infant health outcomes. The IAP opportunity complemented CMS’s existing Maternal and Infant Health Initiative (MIHI), which works with states to explore program and policy opportunities to improve outcomes and reduce the cost of care for women and infants in Medicaid and CHIP. Additional information about the technical assistance provided can be found in the Medicaid IAP MIHI VBP Factsheet.
- Medicaid Value-Based Payment Approaches for Maternal and Infant Health National Learning Webinar November 2, 2017 (audio, transcript)
- Maternal and Infant Health Care Delivery Models and Value-Based Payment Approaches: Key Findings from an Environmental Scan
- Utilizing Value-Based Payment to Incentivize Maternal and Infant Health Care Delivery Models National Learning Webinar May 2018 (audio, transcript)
- Key Lessons Learned in Transitioning to Value-Based Payment to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes August 5, 2019 (audio, transcript)
- Value-Based Payment Approaches to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Care and Outcomes