The State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative within the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is testing the ability of state governments to accelerate statewide health care system transformation in service delivery, care coordination and value-based payment models. The federal evaluation, conducted by Research Triangle Institute (RTI), includes both state-specific and cross-state analyses and consists of:
- Examination of state progress on project initiatives;
- Quantitative impact analysis using claims data for Medicaid, Medicare and commercially insured populations within Vermont; and,
- Cross-state studies of payment reform, data infrastructure, workforce development, and population health integration, including progress, challenges, and lessons learned.