Purpose of request
|In the global health sense, the United States is an outlier given its high cost of per capita health care spending and relatively poor health performance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed to address this issue at the national, state, and local level through supporting regional transformation and innovation. The four-part goal of improving health and quality of care while reducing cost and eliminating health disparities is embodied in a multitude of additional transformative efforts across WA State. One common thread across these efforts is the need for data on utilization and cost of health care services, and how these compare across populations and change over time. Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is applying to use APCD data to support data-driven planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation across a spectrum of health and human services transformation initiatives in WA state, including Medicaid transformation projects through Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs), national and local health reform (e.g. ACA), and investments in social determinants of health (e.g. early childhood development, housing, education, criminal justice, etc.) programs. Specifically, PHSKC aims to use APCD data to: i) assist government agencies and their partners to make evidence-based decisions about community health and social improvement initiatives, ii) assist health and human service provider organizations to make evidence-based decisions about planning, implementing, and fine-tuning (i.e. quality improvement) Medicaid transformation projects in collaboration with ACHs, iii) support a broad array of stakeholder groups, including ACHs, health and human services providers, government agencies, and the public, to understand variation in utilization and cost of health care services across communities, and how this changes over time in response to collective efforts to improve health and well-being, and iv) support transformative payment models being used to improve efficiency and quality of health and human services, including Medicaid transformation projects.
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