Report Proposes VBP model for Children in Medicaid

The Schuyler Center, together with United Hospital Fund, recently released a new report: Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services, that proposes a new, child-centered approach to value-based payment in Medicaid. The researchers conclude that because of the significant differences in children’s health care utilization compared to adults, a payment model should be used that promotes—and pays for—screening and effective interventions to address psycho-social risks that are not currently widespread in primary care. The report notes that, “Given the increased recognition of how profoundly social determinants of health (including Adverse Childhood Experiences) affect childhood development and adulthood health and social productivity, payment models need to consider how to motivate and support attention in this area.”

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