DSRIPs are a new type of Medicaid supplemental payment approved under Section 1115 waiver authority that support provider-led efforts to change the delivery of care, improve quality of care, and promote population health.
A total of $3.6 billion in federal funds is available in fiscal year 2015 to implement DSRIP programs in California, Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kansas, and New York. The payments are tied to the achievement of specific planning, implementation, reporting, and health outcome milestones, and they have enabled providers to invest in a variety of infrastructure and care redesign projects. Chapter 1 describes these programs, noting their potential to drive value and improved health outcomes in Medicaid, but also noting that the programs could benefit from more clarity and consistency in federal guidance as well as an examination of lessons learned across states to underpin future expansion.
Download the contractor report, State Experiences Designing and Implementing Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Pools, here.
Publication Type: Reports to Congress