Transforming Healthcare in Missouri: Implementing Accountable Care within Medicaid

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by Abigail Barker, PhD, and Venkatesh Satheeskumar, BS | March 2023

In September 2022, the Center for Health Economics and Policy at Washington University convened stakeholders from a variety of organizations to discuss the possibility of implementing models like ACOs or other value-based payment models into the state’s Medicaid program. Participants heard from a keynote speaker whose focus was national, followed by a local panel with Missouri expertise and experience. This white paper summarizes the models presented and describes related policies in Missouri and the programs that have been successfully implemented. The paper then summarizes the presentations and comments of the keynote speaker, panelists, and stakeholders in attendance and, where appropriate, highlights consensus views.