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The Impact of Payment Reforms on the Safety Net: Examining Effects of the New Jersey Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program on Quality of Care among Medicaid Beneficiaries

Date of Publication
December, 2022
Publication Type
Journal Article
Focus Area
Paid Access
DOI Entry
Citation (AMA)
The Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program has been among the most widely adopted value-based payment strategies to drive improved population health management among safety net populations. Using comprehensive claims data from New Jersey and difference-in-differences modeling, the authors examine the impact of DSRIP pay-for-performance disease management programs on outcomes related to targeted chronic conditions. The authors find DSRIP reduced asthma hospitalizations and emergency department visits, pneumonia readmissions, and improved alcohol and drug treatment. Positive program-specific findings are encouraging for future DSRIP-like initiatives and demonstrate provider ability to successfully adapt to payment reforms.