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Payment Model Design and Implementation

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Vermont has already established a nationally recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program, the Blueprint for Health. A PCMH is a health care delivery model using teams of providers to improve health outcomes by giving patients coordinated and continuous care. 

Building on the success of the Blueprint for Health and in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, Vermont launched Medicaid and commercial Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs in 2014.  Nearly 60% of Vermonters are participating in these two programs.  The three ACOs in Vermont comprise the majority of the state’s health care providers, including many long-term services and support (LTSS) and mental health providers. (read more)