We were so excited to be involved in the public forum on Washington's new Section 1115 Global Medicaid Waiver yesterday! Alison Carl-White, executive director of Better Health Together, teamed up with Lynn Kimball of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington and Kari Chapman of Catholic Charities Spokane to discuss the waiver program's potential roles in achieving the Triple Aim: better health, better care, and reduced costs.
This waiver program utilizes Accountable Communities of Health and payment reform to incentivize better health outcomes on a population level, with a focus on reducing institutional treatment and making the move toward more home- and community-based supports. Going even further, the waiver presents an opportunity to local communities to develop reinvestment strategies that capture savings and retain them locally, which we believe is truly game-changing.
Check out the Spokesman Review article below for more information on the forum and on the waiver program.