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DSRIP and Medicaid: Transforming Healthcare Despite an Uncertain Future

While Congress grabs headlines with legislation that shapes the future of the ACA and Medicaid, quiet innovations are taking place in nine states in which a national Medicaid waiver initiative is retooling healthcare delivery to a vulnerable, costly, and often-overlooked population.

Called the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, or DSRIP, the initiative is an enormous undertaking by states, providers, health systems, and patients, and could become a model for change in other segments of the industry. This executive briefing breaks down the goals of DSRIP, how states are implementing the program at a market level and what’s next for Medicaid reform in light of ACA repeal-and-replace efforts and planned budget cuts.