Virginia Picked For Health-Care Pilot Program


Virginia has been picked as one of three states for a pilot program analyzing how well health-care payment reform is working.

The state pilot program, Virginia Scorecard 2.0, will be co-sponsored at the state level by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) and the Virginia Association of Health Plans.
Five health plans (Aetna, Anthem, Optima, UnitedHealthcare and Virginia Premier) were involved in Virginia’s selection by Catalyst for Payment Reform. Each of the health plans offered to report on claim and program analytics for commercial and Medicaid markets as part of the scorecard effort.

“Recognizing the old adage that ‘we cannot fix what we cannot measure,’ VCHI aims to provide Virginia’s policy and political leaders with critical outcomes information that can be used to foster productive health-care reform discussions,” William L. Murray, chair of the VCHI board of directors, who is vice president for state and electric public policy at Dominion Energy, said in a statement.


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