Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Health Care System Transformation

Goal

Our goal is to support policies and programs that resolve financial instability in the health care system; we do this through global assessment and strategic development of efficient, affordable solutions.

Overview

Current funding for and financial access to health care services are not sufficient, threatening Arkansans’ ability to receive high-quality care at affordable prices. The erosion of private sector financing increases Arkansans’ reliance on public sector programs. But public funding is limited and health care providers’ ability to provide uncompensated care is at a breaking point. That is why public and private health care payers in Arkansas are undertaking a new patient-centered payment strategy led by the Arkansas Department of Human Services to align financial incentives with quality outcomes. This strategy is designed to ensure that health care is both affordable for individuals, businesses, and the state and financially sustainable over the long term.

Related Projects

Current Projects
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative (AHCPII)
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative - PCMH Case Studies
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative Statewide Tracking Report
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative Video
Arkansas Health System Improvement
Arkansas Patient Centered Medical Homes: Comparison to Other State Programs
Arkansas Works
Health Care Independence Program: Interim Evaluation Report June 2016
PCMH Case Study: Aligning Incentives and Rewarding Innovative Collaboration
PCMH Case Study: Coordinating Care with High Priority Patients and Families
PCMH Case Study: Focus on Information Technology
PCMH Case Study: Focus on Patient Mix
PCMH Case Study: Focus on Pharmacy Innovation
PCMH Case Study: Improving Quality in a Fragmented System
PCMH Case Study: Using Data to Improve Population Health
State Innovation Model Award
Past Projects

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201