Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 7.2
Office of Health and Human Services

R.I. Gen. Laws 42-7.2-16.1

 42-7.2-16.1.  Reinventing Medicaid Act of 2015.

(a) The Rhode Island Medicaid program is an integral component of the state's healthcare system that provides crucial services and supports to many Rhode Islanders. As the program's reach has expanded, the costs of the program have continued to rise and the delivery of care has become more fragmented and uncoordinated. Given the crucial role of the Medicaid program to the state, it is of compelling importance that the state conduct a fundamental restructuring of its Medicaid program that achieves measurable improvement in health outcomes for the people and transforms the healthcare system to one that pays for the outcomes and quality they deserve at a sustainable, predictable and affordable cost.

(b) The Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid, which was established to refine the principles and goals of the Medicaid reforms begun in 2008, was directed to present to the general assembly and the governor initiatives to improve the value, quality, and outcomes of the health care funded by the Medicaid program.

History of Section.
P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 5, 20.