At the request of Minnesota’s State-Based Health Insurance Marketplace, MNsure, researchers from the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) compiled data from a variety of sources to analyze, at an aggregate level, the shifts in health insurance coverage that have taken place in Minnesota since the fall of 2013. Support for this work was provided through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.
This presentation was given by Deputy Director Julie Sonier at the request of the MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee on July 22, 2014. It provides an overview of the results from SHADAC's study of the early impacts of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage in Minnesota.
The purpose of this paper is to help states develop or refine a multi-payer primary care investment strategy. It presents a range of options for advancing and measuring investments in state-based primary care systems, with an emphasis on enhancing the engagement of commercial payers and aligning public and private payment and care delivery models. This paper begins by exploring the levers states can use to advance multi-payer primary care programs and policies. It then highlights the policy approaches some states have used to stimulate multi-payer investment in primary care, via revenue enhancement strategies and practice supports. The paper concludes with a review of metrics that could be used to monitor the impacts of primary care investment policies and track primary care system performance.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota