Urban Institute shares SIM design, pre-test evaluation

May 28, 2015

The team of RTI International, The Urban Institute and the National Academy for State Health Policy researchers evaluated the planning process and resulting State Innovation Model plans of the 16 design and three pre-test states, assessing the states' ability to engage a broad array of stakeholders and design a plan that meets the goals of the SIM Initiative. This report includes a case study for each of the 19 states, as well as a cross-state analysis of the planning and stakeholder engagement processes. Lessons learned from the states' perspective and a summary of recommendations to CMS for future healthcare reform efforts are also presented.
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