The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, with the generous support of The Nicholson Foundation, is developing a blueprint for the future of the New Jersey Medicaid program.
The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, with the generous support of The Nicholson Foundation, is developing a blueprint for the future of the New Jersey Medicaid program. NJ Medicaid currently covers one in five New Jerseyans and accounts for roughly 20% of the State’s budget. Given the cost and critical mission of NJ Medicaid to provide access to quality health care for the most vulnerable members of our state, it is critical that we take proactive steps to evaluate and identify opportunities for innovation and to successfully reach and maintain the “Triple Aim” of – improved patient experience of care (including quality and patient satisfaction), population health, and reduction in per capita cost of healthcare.
The overarching goal of this effort is to assess the various initiatives now being tested in our state and across the country and examine the increasingly larger role that Medicaid plays in New Jersey’s health care system. This assessment will include one-to-one research with stakeholders from across the state, focus groups with beneficiaries, site visits to innovative Medicaid programs in other states, and a deep dive into the policies in place both in New Jersey and nationally.
Over the next 12 months, the Quality Institute, along with stakeholders from around the state, will be exploring the next generation of delivery models and programs and making recommendations that will improve the quality of care and lower the costs for an essential program that now covers 1.7 million New Jersey residents.
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