New DSRIP Approaches for States to Consider

Borrowing Ideas From Other DSRIP States
– Crain’s New York

Crain’s New York interviewed Manatt’s Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, for an article about New York’s $8 billion DSRIP program.

It has served as a model for other states in pursuing the federal Medicaid waiver, but the state should also take note of new approaches being implemented around the U.S., said Bachrach.

“Instead of using PPS’s, which are hospital-centric, [Washington state officials are] framing their DSRIP around accountable communities of health where power is more diffuse,” she said. Arizona presents another model to consider. Arizona has integrated the agencies overseeing physical and behavioral health, a move Bachrach sees as the next step for New York. Bachrach praised New York’s initiatives to integrate behavioral health into managed care plans but questioned why there is still separate government oversight for mental health and disability services.

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