State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS)

State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) is a program committed to providing technical assistance to support state efforts to enhance the quality and value of health care by improving population health and reforming the delivery of care services. SHVS connects states with experts and their peers to develop tools to undertake new quality improvement initiatives. The program places an emphasis on building systems capacity, engaging stakeholders, and promoting payment and purchasing reforms. The program leverages relationships developed with state officials in two established RWJF programs, Aligning Forces for Quality and the State Health Reform Assistance Network, in order to share lessons learned, highlight successful strategies, and bring together states and stakeholders motivated to improve health care through quality, value, and payment reforms.

State Health and Value Strategies

Heather Howard
Project Director

(609) 258-9709

Payment Reform 101: Why Payment Reform? What is it?

State Health and Value Strategies presented a three-part payment reform webinar series to give state Medicaid and state employee health benefit purchaser leaders a primer on payment reform efforts across the country and the knowledge they need to engage in payment reform efforts in their own states. Topics included a primer on payment reform models and how state leaders can best implement payment reform strategies.

The first webinar highlighted the role and influence of public purchasers in health care, reviewed the various payment reform models being used, and provided an overview of payment reform efforts across the country.

Watch archived webinar

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