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Medicaid Opportunities in the ET3 Model

Aug 08, 2019

Medicaid Opportunities in the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing an Informational Bulletin that describes ways in which state Medicaid agencies can support the implementation of the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model, a voluntary, five-year Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) payment model designed to reduce unnecessary transport to the Emergency Department (ED). 

The Informational Bulletin provides a framework that states may use to assess their individual regulatory landscape and Medicaid payment structure to determine readiness to implement ET3-aligned interventions, and identifies flexibilities within federal guidelines which states may leverage to design ET3-aligned interventions. The Informational Bulletin also describes targeted learning opportunities for state Medicaid programs interested in implementing ET3-aligned innovations that will be available through the ET3 Model Learning System.

ET3 Model CMCS Information Bulletin: CIB: Medicaid Opportunities in the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model 

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ET3 Model Team