The Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative Year 2 State Tracking Report
shows improvements in quality and reductions in costs for both the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Epidosdes of Care models implemented throughout the state.
Highlights of the include:
- Increased multi-payer support, with all commercial carriers offering qualified health plans now participating in the PCMH program
- Participation by a majority of the eligible providers in the state representing approximately 80% of eligible Medicaid beneficiaries and a large and increasing proportion of private insurance beneficiaries
- Improved quality of care, including an increase in Hemoglobin A1C screenings for diabetics and adolescent wellness visits, while reducing costs by $34 million.
- Demonstrated cost containment with PCMH practices experiencing a 1.2% reduction in costs compared to a .6% cost growth increase among non-participating practices
- Improved quality of care and cost savings in Episodes of Care, including colonoscopy, congestive heart failure and perinatal.