Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Multi-Payer Payment Reform

While states work to develop strategies to promote statewide multi-payer initiatives, many organizations within the states have simultaneously launched their own payment reform programs and initiatives. As states develop new initiatives, they must consider the role of ongoing efforts in new strategies as a means to promote payer alignment and avoid provider confusion and burden resulting from misaligned programs.

During this webinar, we examined how an existing private medical home program in Michigan was leveraged to develop a statewide medical home initiative. Chris Koller provided an overview of common approaches states have taken to engage multiple payers in reform efforts. Speakers from both Michigan state and Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) discussed Michigan’s approach to utilizing partnerships and ongoing work of BCBS in the state to develop its patient-centered medical home initiative.

This webinar is supported by Kaiser Permanente.


  • Chris Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Sue Moran, MiPCT Co-Director and Senior Deputy Director, Population Health and Community Services Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tom Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan
  • Neva Kaye, Managing Director, NASHP (Moderator)