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Maternal & Infant Health Initiative Value-Based Payment

Technical Assistance

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.

Learning Resources