Medicaid Business Transformation DC Report Shares Insights and Recommendations on Providers’ Technical Assistance Needs

Healthcare providers in the District vary significantly in their understanding of and readiness for value-based payment (VBP) models. They also have specific technical assistance needs for financial, operational, and legal capacity building. These insights are among the findings of the recently released report, Medicaid Business Transformation DC: Recommendations for Technical Assistance. With a grant from the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), Health Management Associates (HMA) partnered with the DC Behavioral Health Association, Medical Society of the District of Columbia, DC Primary Care Association, and DHCF to assess DC Medicaid providers’ technical assistance needs, make policy recommendations, and deliver a pilot technical assistance learning collaborative focused on financial, operational, and legal capacity building to prepare organizations to deliver high-quality value-based care.

The reports synthesizes results from focus groups, interviews, and a technical assistance survey with District organizations, agencies, and stakeholders on provider barriers and readiness to deliver value-based care. It also includes findings from a literature review of national VBP best practices, published materials, and a scan of the District’s healthcare reform landscape. Finally, the reports outlines policies and best practices for the District and DHCF drawn from leading-edge states to advance value-based care and transform the healthcare delivery system.  All Business Transformation Grant training and technical assistance resources can be found on the Medicaid Business Transformation DC webpage.