Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

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Our Work - Specific Project Categories

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 Payment Improvement Initiative Video This video describes the who, what, when and where of Arkansas’s novel, multi-payer approach to creating a sustainable health care delivery system designed to improve the quality of care people receive and at the same time contain rising costs.
Arkansas Health Data Initiative Our transformation of data into information for decision-making is a central component of ACHI’s health policy and program development.
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.

Projects - Past

Adult Immunization Program Preventing disease by increasing needed adult immunizations is a project the Arkansas Department of Health has undertaken with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ACHI is collaborating with ADH and several other pertinent organizations to achieve higher rates of adult immunization coverage in Arkansas.
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.
Emergency Department Use Analysis Through its partnership with the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, ACHI conducted an analysis of emergency department claims filed by EBD members for 2010 and 2011.
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.
Joint Use Agreement Grant Program The Joint Use Agreement grant program awards funds to schools to help them adopt and implement policies and form collaborative partnerships with local community resources to maximize opportunities for physical activity through expanded use of recreational facilities.
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.
Tobacco Excise Tax Increase ACHI and the Step-Up Coalition members facilitated and contributed to dialogue in the 87th Arkansas General Assembly about the critical issue of tobacco cessation. The resulting passage of Act 180 of 2009 implemented a significant tobacco tax increase
Tobacco Settlement Commission ACHI has provided technical assistance to the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission (ATSC), which was established as part of the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000 to provide oversight and assess performance of the programs funded through the act.

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