Arkansas has implemented multi-payer reform incorporating both episodic and Patient-Centered Medical Home models. Early perceptions of a sample of stakeholders were largely positive to date.
The paper provides an overview of Arkansas's nation-leading, multi-payer efforts to improve quality and bend the health care cost curve and reports on early perceptions of how the model is working.
Read The Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative: Early Perceptions of Multi-Payer Reform in a Fragmented Prover Landscape, written by: Michael E. Chernew, PhD; William E. Golden, MD; Christopher H. Mathis, JD, MPA; A. Mark Fendrick, MD; Michael W. Motley, MPH; and Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH.
A related article by Christopher Mathis and Michael Chernew, "Communication and Accountable Care," points to Arkansas's successful communication between stakeholders as the hallmark of both the design and implementation of payment reform in Arkansas.