State Innovation Models Initiative: Model Design Project Profiles

State of Idaho

Geographic Reach: Idaho
Funding Amount: $3,000,000


Over the next 6 months, the State of Idaho will receive up to $3,000,000 to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.  Funding will be subject to successful completion of the terms and conditions for the State Innovation Model initiative.

Idaho seeks to mature the capabilities of current health care improvement initiatives of Medicaid and other organizations such as Blue Cross, Regence BlueShield, PacificSource, Idaho Primary Care Association, Idaho Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians, Idaho Hospital Association, Idaho Medical Association, Governor’s Office, Idaho Legislature, Idaho Department of Insurance, the Idaho Health Data Exchange and the North Idaho Health Network. The design project activities will address the needed resources to enhance communication and coordination of care across the health care continuum; opportunities for improved patient care management through patient-centered medical homes; and mechanisms to link the local health care system through partnerships with hospitals, primary care providers, and county health and social service agencies. The multi-stakeholder development process will result in a plan that will serve as the blueprint for integrating Idaho’s patient-centered medical homes and move the state towards an accountable, integrated and sustainable health care delivery and payment system.

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