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Project

Facilitating State Learning Collaboratives to Support High-performing Exchanges

Official Title
Learning Collaboratives to Support the Development of High Performing State Health Coverage Programs
Location(s)
Washington, DC
Dates
9/2017 – 9/2022
Market
IMPAQ Health
Services
Research Services
Technical Assistance
Client
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
Sub To
Mathematica Policy Research
Methodologies
Policy Analysis
Qualitative Research

In partnership with Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), IMPAQ facilitates learning collaboratives between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and states that rely on the Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE) in total or in part to discuss policy and operational topics surrounding FFE eligibility and enrollment. The goal of the learning collaborative is to achieve high-performing health insurance coverage programs, which requires streamlined and coordinated efforts between CMS and states.

IMPAQ works with the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), and MPR to determine high priority policy topics to discuss with states to ensure robust FFE operations. Topics are presented to states and other stakeholders through an online forum that encourages collective discussion on common challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.

The IMPAQ team has provided project management and operations, policy analysis, and data analytic support to CCIIO for many years to support the successful operations of the Federal Health Insurance Exchanges. We are leveraging these experiences and skills to lead and facilitate policy-relevant and helpful learning collaboratives for states. The project team consists of health policy researchers who are subject matter experts in health insurance exchanges and operations.