The Hub Learning Community highlighted efforts to transform maternity care via payment by commercial payers Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH); and for the Medicaid populations in Colorado (through Health First Colorado), Tennessee (through TennCare), and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). This resource reflects the learnings shared by these organizations – as well as activities occurring across the country in the public and private sectors as covered in recent literature – on designing and implementing patient-centered, health-equity focused alternative payment models (APMs) with a focus on the following topics:

  • Increasing Health Equity and Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • APM Operational Considerations
  • APM-Enabling Data and Infrastructure
  • Use of Performance Measures for Accountability

Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, a national, private foundation based in New York City that supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The views presented here are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Commonwealth Fund, its directors, officers, or staff.

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