In 2014, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded the State of Connecticut a four-year, $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) Test Grant to “test state-led, multi-payer health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health system performance, increase quality of care, and decrease costs for Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries – and for all residents” (CMMI). As a part of the grant, the State has contracted with UConn Health and Yale University to conduct an evaluation to monitor and report on the process and impact of SIM.
Evaluation results are published on the data dashboard, and ultimately will consist of approximately 30 core measures identified in the SIM grant. Results are calculated from data obtained from Connecticut State Agencies, and include the following topics: population health, healthcare costs, healthcare delivery, and health insurance transformation. The dashboard presents overall results for each measure and details on age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, insurance payer as the data allows. This provides the viewer with a powerful tool with which to thoroughly investigate the changing healthcare landscape under SIM.
Six population health measures have been added to the dashboard: Adult Obesity, Adult Diabetes, Adult Smoking, Childhood Obesity, and High School Youth Cigarette Smoking, and Premature Death due to Cardiovascular Disease. Next quarter, additional measures will be included, as well as an update to those already present on this first publication. Displays with baseline values and yearly targets under SIM will also be added. These displays will show progress toward meeting the planned goals of SIM. Thereafter, Population Health measures are expected to have yearly updates. Other measures will be updated quarterly.
To view dashboard pages, please move your cursor over the Population Health button above and select a topic of interest. Detailed information about each topic will appear in a pop-up menu.
Last page update: September 27 2017
The production of this dashboard described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
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