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Vermont Bundled Payment Program

B&A is providing technical support to Vermont Medicaid on the design and implementation of a bundled payment program for a set of priority episodes of care.

Medicaid Shared Saving Program (VMSSP) / Program Design and Operations

B&A provided Vermont Medicaid technical support in the design and implementation of the Vermont Medicaid Shared Savings ACO Program.

All Payer Models

B&A is one of a team of contractors who provide strategic planning services to state staff in support of the exploration and design of all payer waivers and rate setting models including: universal primary care, global hospital budgets and next … Continue reading

Independent Evaluation of the Healthy NY Program

B&A was contracted to prepare an annual report that evaluates the impact that Healthy NY has on reducing the adult uninsured population, member satisfaction with the program, and overall operations. For the 2009 and 2010 reports submitted to the Legislature, … Continue reading

Dental Program Readiness Review – NV DHS

Prior to B&A’s formation, Peter Burns and Gretchen Engquist developed and conducted the readiness review for the Nevada Managed Dental program operated through the health plans and the University of Nevada–Las Vegas. The findings from the review concluded that the … Continue reading

Annual Monitoring Manual

B&A produces a monitoring manual for the OMPP each year that addresses access, quality, utilization per 1,000 trends and usage of specific services of Hoosier Healthwise members. With the introduction of the OMPP’s two new programs—Care Select and HIP—the monitoring … Continue reading

Focus Studies

An annual deliverable of B&A’s contract with the OMPP is to conduct a focus study on an aspect of the Hoosier Healthwise program. In 2007, this study related to the incidence of children utilizing services from Primary Medical Providers that … Continue reading

Develop RFP to Procure an EQRO

B&A assisted the DCH in writing an RFP to procure an External Quality Review Organization to review the Medicaid managed care program. Mark Podrazik of B&A also participated in the evaluation of the bids.

Public/Private Design Concepts

AHCCCS hired B&A to research options for expanding health insurance through private sector, public sector and public/private mechanisms. Specific policy papers were drafted related to: (1) Identifying populations already eligible for Medicaid that are not enrolled; (2) Options for implementing … Continue reading

RFP Evaluation Assistance – ADEQ

B&A provided technical assistance related to evaluation of proposals from vendors to serve as emissions testing centers in the State of Arizona. Specifically, we evaluated the cost proposals which included capital and operational components. Peter Burns also assisted the ADEQ … Continue reading