1. Izguttinov, Aniyar MPH
  2. Conrad, Douglas PhD
  3. Wood, Suzanne J. PhD, MS, FACHE
  4. Andris, Lydia MPA


The reimbursement system at 16 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Washington State transformed to a per-member-per-month model with a prospective adjustment for quality performance. The results of this qualitative study suggest that 3 to 5 years would be required to achieve significant progress in the Triple Aim goals of the initiative and also demonstrate that Federally Qualified Health Centers are potentially more advanced in their readiness to offer value-based care. By providing positive financial incentives without downside risk, the state is stimulating replicable models of care, and in longer term such reforms may lead to a greater care coordination and a whole person-centered care.