Policy Development & Implementation
Building on a deep understanding of local, state, and federal health care and public health systems, JSI works to:
Inform policy development at the state and federal levels.
For example, we conducted primary research and articulating policy opportunities for improved coordination between health, behavioral health, and social services in California counties, resulting in whole person care pilots in California’s 1115 waiver.
Support states and counties with policy strategy.
For example, we helped the Colorado’s Medicaid agency identify payment reform opportunities and implementation strategies.
Support counties and safety-net providers with policy implementation.
For example, we are developing a payment reform strategy and associated legislation for California’s federally qualified health centers.
Understand the impacts of policy initiatives.
For example, we are Evaluating Vermont’s State Innovation Model grant.
Communicate the impact of policies such as payment reform.
For example, we are authoring briefs and primers on payment reform and delivery system transformation in the safety net.
As U.S. health policy evolves, JSI continues to work with states, counties, providers, and multi-sectoral community coalitions to identify policy opportunities, implement policy change, and understand what works through thoughtful and rigorous evaluation.
In partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s ACTION III Network, JSI is conducting formative research to identify the key principles that should be incorporated into a re-engineered visit in primary care.
JSI examined the opportunities/challenges of increased coordination between the delivery of health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and social services to provide “whole-person care” while addressing the population’s health and socioeconomic needs.
Safety net hospitals, which serve the nation's most vulnerable populations, have high rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions. To reduce costs and improve care, JSI will adapt and test current best practices for improving care transitions.
JSI is helping the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing develop a payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, with the goal of improving health outcomes while containing costs.