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January 2016

Progress toward reform CT Reform Grade: B-/C+

Current Action items

MedicaidLooks good

Patient centered medical homesLooks good

  • SIM must stop undermining successful Medicaid program
  • Ethics - do not allow SIM committee members to receive SIM funding
  • Large state employee program
  • Medicaid PCMH program growing, improving quality, access to care, controlling costs

Health Insurance ExchangeNeeds work

Insurance market reformNeeds work

Health Information TechnologyNeeds work

  • APCD decision to deny privacy rights
  • eHealthCT supporting providers with EHRs
  • HITE-CT dissolved - HIT leadership moved to DSS
  • Thoughtful planning process begun

Payment reform and quality improvementNeeds work

  • Troubling hospital consolidation report
  • Promising Senate bill promotes transparency and accountability
  • Affirm state Code of Ethics to protect integrity of contracting and ensure that reforms benefit all Connecticut stakeholders
  • Ensure Medicaid reform "alignment" with SIM does not harm the program, must prioritize best interests of Medicaid members
  • Honor prior SIM commitments to move slowly into thoughtful payment reform, avoiding past mistakes
  • Build strong monitoring for harm and cost control manipulation, do not allow insurers to create and profit from underservice
  • All-payer claims database in development, consumer privacy rights denied
  • Comparative effectiveness research not well used or supported in public programs

Health Care WorkforceNeeds work

  • Ensure SIM workforce project complies with state Code of Ethics
  • Need more clinical training slots
  • Need to build primary care capacity
  • Need new skill training for current professionals
  • Build on private nursing capacity initiatives

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