News and Reports

As the world changes, the Center for Evidence-based Policy is proud to help policymakers address new challenges and realize opportunities to improve health outcomes. Search our database for timely news, research reports, and other resources for the policymaking community.

Evidence-based Innovation Award

The Center for Evidence-based Policy is pleased to announce the first-ever Evidence-based Innovation Award!  This Award recognizes a team or state official for using evidence to innovate and achieve improvements for their state’s populations.  This will be an annual Award focused on state policy and awarded to a state official or state team. Please submit […]

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Expanded Monitoring of Atypical Antipsychotics

This policy brief explains current federal efforts to expand monitoring of atypical antipsychotics and discusses potential tracking and reporting practices state Medicaid agencies may consider.  In 2022, the Federal government announced several reforms aimed at improving the safety and quality of nursing home care. One particular focus has been to ensure appropriate mental health diagnoses […]

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Missouri Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity for Project Hep Cure

On June 22, 2023, Missouri’s Department of Social Services, Department of Health & Senior Services, and Department of Corrections were awarded the Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity (GAQP) for their Project Hep Cure initiative. The Center’s SMART-D team worked with the Project Hep Cure staff in 2020 and 2021 to support the state’s planning […]

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Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative

From 2012 through 2021, the Center facilitated and supported the work of the Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative to advance primary care transformation.  The Collaborative brought together health care payers in response to the original federal Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, and continued its commitment to transformation through its participation in CPC+ and Colorado’s State Innovation Model […]

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2022 Annual Report

The Center is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2022. Click here to check it out!

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Medicare Shared Savings Program Policy Brief

Under recently updated Medicare Shared Savings Program rules, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourages formation of new accountable care organizations (ACOs), particularly to serve rural and underserved beneficiaries. State Medicaid agencies may wish to align efforts (e.g., related to investments in new ACOs, reducing disparities for underserved populations, ensuring reliable cost savings across […]

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Welcome David Radley, PhD, MPH

The Center is pleased to welcome David C. Radley as the Director of Data and Analytics. Dr. Radley has 18 years of experience in health policy evaluation, quality and performance measurement, and in public reporting and visualization of healthcare data. Prior to joining the Center, David served as scientific lead for the Commonwealth Fund’s Health System […]

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The Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative: A Framework for Integration of Whole-Person Care

A new resource “The Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative: A Framework for Integration of Whole-Person Care” offers a summary of the work of the Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative (MPC), supported by the Center for Evidence-based Policy, to develop a Framework for Integration of Whole-Person Care (adapted from the work of Thomas Bodenheimer and colleagues). The Framework was designed […]

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Care Coordination Policy and Evidence: A Compendium of MED Reports, 2017–2022

The Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) has published a number of reports related to care coordination, including reports focused on care management, comprehensive care, and integrated care. This compendium provides state Medicaid policymakers with a high-level synthesis of these report findings published on the MED Clearinghouse from 2017–2022, with links to the original reports. The […]

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