Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

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The list below contains ACHI projects which fall under the categories selected in the left sidebar.

Projects - Current

Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database The Health Insurance Rate Review Division of the Arkansas Insurance Department awarded ACHI the contract to establish an APCD for the state. Once fully functional this large-scale database will support health insurance rate review and increase transparency in health care quality and pricing.
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative (AHCPII) The Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative (AHCPII) is designed to transition Arkansas to a “patient-centered” health care system that embraces the triple aim of (1) improving the health of the population; (2) enhancing the patient experience of care, including quality, access, and reliability; and (3) reducing, or at least controlling, the cost of health care.
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative - PCMH Case Studies How are health care providers meeting the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative? ACHI staff went into the field to answer that question through one-on-one interviews with trailblazers who are successfully transforming their practices to Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative Video This video describes the who, what, when and where of Arkansas’s novel, multi-payer approach to creating a sustainable health care delivery system designed to improve the quality of care people receive and at the same time contain rising costs.
Arkansas Health System Improvement Directed by Governor MIke Beebe and led by ACHI Director and Arkansas Surgeon General, Dr. Joe Thompson, the Arkansas Health System Improvement Initiative is a collaborative project with four primary focus areas that has led to the development of innovative solutions for improving health and health care in our state.
Arkansas Patient Centered Medical Homes: Comparison to Other State Programs May 2016 This brief outlines PCMH background and core principles, provides an overview of state PCMH activity, and offers a comparison of Arkansas’s program to those in other states.
Arkansas Works Arkansas Works continues the state’s innovative approach to Medicaid expansion through individual plan premium assistance, but adopts new features aimed at strengthening employer-sponsored coverage opportunities and promoting wellness and personal responsibility.
Health Care Independence Program: Interim Evaluation Report June 2016 As a part of the terms and conditions of the Section 1115 demonstration waiver implementing the Health Care Independence Program (HCIP), Arkansas was required to design and implement an evaluation of the program’s premium assistance approach for individuals enrolled in private plans through the program.

Projects - Past

Adult Immunization Program Preventing disease by increasing needed adult immunizations is a project the Arkansas Department of Health has undertaken with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ACHI is collaborating with ADH and several other pertinent organizations to achieve higher rates of adult immunization coverage in Arkansas.
APII Employer Advisory Council ACHI, with the assistance of Walmart, is staffing a roundtable of self-insured employers to ensure that the perspectives of this segment of the health care landscape are reflected in the development and deployment of the APII.
Impact of 2010 Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Arkansas Health Care System The many opportunities and challenges for Arkansans associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are explored in a series of informational briefs developed by ACHI.
Navigating the Landscape of Health Care Map (2005–2015) ACHI created Navigating the Health Care Landscape as a conceptual map covering the time frame 2005–2015 to engage diverse stakeholders in discussions about what changes are necessary to create a positive transformation in our health care system.
State Coverage Institute—Governor’s Implementation Group A team of key government executives and legislative leaders was selected to form what later became known as the Governor's Implementation Group with a goal of providing support for undertaking health care reform initiatives.

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