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ALIGN Nebraska Project

ALIGN Nebraska Project

Video: Quality Improvement Curriculum that aligns with the Adult Health Measures.

ALIGN Nebraska is a joint project of Partnership for a Healthy Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. It is a voluntary collaboration of chief medical officers and public health experts. The goal of ALIGN is to “align” Nebraska’s insurers and primary care clinics around a common set of quality measures to reverse Nebraska’s multi-decade slide in America’s Health Rankings. The list of quality measures, seen in the table, was chosen from commonly used measures in value-based purchasing contracts - both Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) - as well as the core set of measures used by Nebraska’s Federally Qualified Health Centers. These 11 measures agreed upon by the collaborative would make a significant impact on adult, pediatric, obstetric, and mental health. More than half of the measures are already included in Medicare contracts (both Medicare Shared Savings Program and Primary Care First) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska’s PCMH and ACO contracts. Read more about the ALIGN project in the Nebraska Medical Association Advocate Magazine.

Nebraska Healthcare & Medicare Costs

View the video about why US healthcare is so expensive and what can be done about it. Click on the icons below to access interactive data by subject matter, or view all data on the Healthy Nebraska Tableau site. By selecting options in the graphs you can find trusted data on Medicare and healthcare costs in Nebraska and also compare U.S. statistics to other countries.

Nebraska Medicare Shared Savings Summaries by Year:
Click images below to view Medicare Shared Savings Summaries for Nebraska Accountable Care Organizations.