DSRIP Evolves

Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment waivers, unleashed by the Affordable Care Act and other Obama administration initiatives, sought to foster a greater focus on value in the delivery of health care.  Medicaid DSRIP waivers typically provided new Medicaid funds to health care organizations that met performance goals for improving the quality of care, improving health care outcomes, and improving health care infrastructure in ways that improved care quality and outcomes.  To a significant extent, early DSRIP programs helped protect Medicaid payments to hospitals that were jeopardized by hospital-specific and state-wide upper-payment limit problems. State DSRIP initiatives are now moving [...]