Examining the impact of changes in primary care delivery and health provider systems in New Jersey under the Affordable Care Act
The grant supports the analysis of changes in health provider systems and delivery of primary care in New Jersey under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by: (1) documenting and analyzing significant developments in both systems; (2) examining the potential effects of these changes on care-delivery quality and competition; and (3) designing and providing the resulting data for resources such as interactive websites to make public the changes in the organization of the delivery system and in delivery of primary care. As a response to ACA, health provider organizations in New Jersey and other states are transforming health systems to expand their geographic reach and patient populations, and revamping approaches to care delivery to increase capacity and access. The analysis seeks to provide evidence-based resources to health decision-makers related to health cost, quality, and capacity in New Jersey. The grantee will prepare a 30- to 35-page paper summarizing the trends in the provider markets and data on the providers, focusing on: (a) the evolution and current state of provider systems and the potential impact of those changes on health care cost, quality, capacity, and competition in the state; and (b) the emergence of new models of primary care delivery, their future prospects for growth, and their impact on the growing need for access to primary care. Additionally, the grantee will prepare tables, figures, and maps depicting the changes in provider supply in New Jersey, to be shared with policy makers, employers, and other stakeholders, as well as with the general public. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Coverage team will work with the New Jersey team on dissemination of results.
Amount Awarded $71,825.00
Awarded on: 10/6/2014
Time frame: 10/1/2014 - 3/31/2015
Grant Number: 72221