CT Health Reform Dashboard update: mixed Medicaid progress, a few good signs elsewhere

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Both good and bad news for consumers in planned Medicaid reforms influenced CT Health Reform Dashboard this month. In good news, DSS and SIM agreed to make the well-intentioned but poorly-designed CCIP program optional for Medicaid networks applying to participate in shared savings. A Wall Street Journal article reported on the success of CT’s Medicaid program in improving the Triple Aim. However DSS rejected calls to protect person-centered medical homes in their reform plan, creating incentives for networks to shift the most needy members out of PCMHs. A survey of ACOs in our state found good intentions but mixed views of the future. Members of a taskforce to review CON rules and promote a competitive market were appointed; the first meeting will be next week.