State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Test Base Year Annual Report
First annual report on 6 states - Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont - that received federal support in the first round of the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative to design and implement health care innovation plans. Presents results of the first site visits to the states, including information from interviews and focus groups, and baseline data on care coordination, quality of care, healthcare utilization, and healthcare expenditures. Includes some discussion of issues specific to rural healthcare.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
Health reform · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Arkansas · Maine · Massachusetts · Minnesota · Oregon · Vermont