Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

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The list below contains ACHI projects which fall under the categories selected in the left sidebar.

Projects - Current

Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database The Health Insurance Rate Review Division of the Arkansas Insurance Department awarded ACHI the contract to establish an APCD for the state. Once fully functional this large-scale database will support health insurance rate review and increase transparency in health care quality and pricing.
Arkansas Health Care Independence Act ("Private Option") Commonly called the “private option,” the Arkansas 89th General Assembly passed the Health Care Independence Act of 2013 authorizing the use of the federal funding to extend Medicaid benefits to Arkansans who qualify under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act..
Arkansas Health System Improvement Directed by Governor MIke Beebe and led by ACHI Director and Arkansas Surgeon General, Dr. Joe Thompson, the Arkansas Health System Improvement Initiative is a collaborative project with four primary focus areas that has led to the development of innovative solutions for improving health and health care in our state.
Health Care Independence Program 1115 Waiver Evaluation 2015

Projects - Past

APII Employer Advisory Council ACHI, with the assistance of Walmart, is staffing a roundtable of self-insured employers to ensure that the perspectives of this segment of the health care landscape are reflected in the development and deployment of the APII.
Arkansas State and Public School Employee Health and Life Insurance Plan (EBD) ACHI has designed and completed multiple analytic projects that the Employee Benefits Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has used in consideration of its health plan designs and management.
Health Plan Quality The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains several quality-related requirements for carriers offering plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace requiring implementation of quality improvement strategies, enhanced patient safety through specific contracting requirements, and publicly report quality data.
Impact of 2010 Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Arkansas Health Care System The many opportunities and challenges for Arkansans associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are explored in a series of informational briefs developed by ACHI.
Navigating the Landscape of Health Care Map (2005–2015) ACHI created Navigating the Health Care Landscape as a conceptual map covering the time frame 2005–2015 to engage diverse stakeholders in discussions about what changes are necessary to create a positive transformation in our health care system.
State Coverage Institute—Governor’s Implementation Group A team of key government executives and legislative leaders was selected to form what later became known as the Governor's Implementation Group with a goal of providing support for undertaking health care reform initiatives.
State Employee Health Care Quality and Health Disparities Report Analysis of quality measures associated with the State Employee Health Plan serve as a resource for the Employee Benefits Divsion (EBD) efforts to deliver high quality, appropriate care to enrollees.
State Employee Health Risk Assessments & Wellness Strategy
Webinar-Arkansas Health Care Needs Questionnaire: Primer on Implementation This webinar was conducted March 19, 2014 by ACHI with the AR Medicaid Office and Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), discussing the design, use and results of a questionnaire used to determine those enrollees in the Arkansas Health Care Independence Program (Private Option) with exceptional health needs that will be better served by traditional Medicaid.

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201