RD280 - Progress Report on Care Coordination Initiatives

Executive Summary:
Item 307 RR of the 2012 Appropriations Act directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to expand principles of care coordination to all geographic areas, populations, and services under programs administered by the Department. These care coordination initiatives are part of Governor McDonnell's efforts to reform the Virginia Medicaid Program and were recommended by the Virginia Health Reform Initiative Advisory Council. The language stipulates that the expansion should involve shared financial risk, performance benchmarks, and improving the value of care delivered by measuring outcomes, enhancing quality, and monitoring expenditures. DMAS is charged with engaging stakeholders in the development and implementation of the care coordination activities. Furthermore, the Appropriations Act directs DMAS to report on the progress of implementing care coordination, including but not limited to, the number of individuals enrollees in care coordination, the geographic areas, populations and services affected and cost savings achieved by November 1 of each year. Therefore, the intent of this letter is to summarize DMAS' progress to date on each of the initiatives contained in Item 307 RR.