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Developing Medicaid Policy Options for Social Risk Payment Adjustment

January 27, 2022 and March 31, 2022

This invitation-only workshop series will be comprised of key staff and influencers from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services, safety net health plans, clinicians, states, and patient stakeholders. These convenings will provide a unique forum to design potential new approaches to risk adjustment and further develop policy options for Medicaid and Medicare.

Topic 1

Use of small-area deprivation indices as a mechanism for payment adjustment

Topic 2

How much to titrate payment adjustments with the goal of meeting social needs

Topic 3

Assessing accountability for and outcomes associated with payment adjustments

Acknowledgment of Support

The workshop convenings have been made possible through generous support from the American Board of Medicine Foundation, 3M Health Information Systems, the Samueli Foundation, Arnold Ventures – a philanthropy dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States through research, education, and advocacy; and 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.