A Federal-State Discourse on Maintaining Momentum for Payment and Delivery System Reform
States and the federal government have been undertaking an almost bewildering array of policy initiatives and experiments in an effort to improve value and reduce costs in the health care system. What are we accomplishing and learning from these efforts? And what’s needed to sustain and advance the most promising strategies?
In July 2016, a group of federal and state policy officials met to take stock of progress to date on the path toward health care payment and delivery system reform. At this meeting, convened by National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) with support from The Commonwealth Fund, participants shared their enthusiasm for payment and delivery reform, their impressions of current payment and delivery reform policies and demonstrations, and discussed opportunities for improvement going forward.