The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009

Opportunities for AF4Q Alliances to Partner with Medicaid Agencies

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides for an unprecedented investment in health information technology, including $44 billion in provider incentives for adoption, implementation, and use of electronic health records. This Center for Health Care Strategies issue brief describes the opportunity this presents Medicaid agencies to advance quality in the safety net delivery system, and how Aligning Forces for Quality alliances can play a key role in that advancement.