Reaching the Summit: Trekking Towards Value-Based Payment

Wednesday, October 25th

Today, many states have had significant experience developing value-based payment models for various provider types and patient populations, but is value-based purchasing making an impact on the Triple Aim of higher health care quality, lower costs, and improved patient experiences? Many states have prioritized value-based purchasing in an effort to drive transformation toward a higher quality, more efficient delivery system, and CMS has rewarded these efforts by providing funding and support through such initiatives as the State Innovation Models and Comprehensive Primary Care initiatives. During this session, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Tennessee officials discuss how they have approached aligning numerous value-based payment and delivery reform efforts in their states. They also share lessons learned and outcomes from their experiences in implementing these models in both fee-for-service and managed-care environments.


  • PDF-icon Melody Anthony, Deputy State Medicaid Director, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
  • PDF-icon Brooks Daverman, Director of Health Care Innovation, Tennessee Division of TennCare
  • PDF-icon Kate McEvoy, Director of the Division of Health Services, Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • David Kelley, Chief Medical Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Office of Medical Assistance Programs
  • PDF-icon Shane Mofford, Director of Rates and Payment Reform, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing