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Center hosts Transforming Healthcare in Missouri: Implementing Accountable Care within Medicaid

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at the Institute for Public Health

Group facilitator discusses Medicaid expansion at a Transforming Healthcare in Missouri event. ©Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr.

The future of Missouri Medicaid was the topic of the day at the seventh convening of the Transforming Healthcare in Missouri series: Implementing Accountable Care within Medicaid. The event, presented by the Center for Health Economics & Policy, convened Missouri Medicaid stakeholders including providers, researchers, managed care leaders, community organizations, and state policymakers. A keynote presentation by Meredith Rosenthal, PhD, professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health titled, “Value-based payment: Sizing up the progress of public and private payer reforms” was a highlight.

A panel of experts offered diverse perspectives on existing and potential value-based and accountable care models within Missouri Medicaid. Moderated by  Karen Joynt Maddox, co-director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy, the panel included:

Attendees engaged in small-group discussions on the feasibility of implementing such models and generated potential policy solutions aimed at improving–in a financially sustainable manner–the health outcomes of Missouri Medicaid participants.

The Center for Health Economics and Policy created the Transforming Healthcare in Missouri series to convene on a regular basis, healthcare providers, payers, consumers, researchers, economists, advocates and policymakers to generate and discuss ideas for Missouri healthcare reform. In Missouri, THM events have led to the publication of a series of nonpartisan, evidence-based policy recommendations encompassing several topics. Read more about THM and previous events.