Welcome to Idaho's Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) website. The SHIP was created to be a comprehensive statewide initiative dedicated to improving the health of all Idahoans by reforming our healthcare delivery system to one which values improved health outcomes through a patient-centered focus. Idaho's SHIP affects you, your family and community through improved healthcare at affordable costs.
DESIGN & SUPPORT
Private Insurers, Medicaid, and Medicare worked together on designing better healthcare through paying providers for keeping Idahoans healthy. SHIP was designed thanks to a 2013 planning grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
(CMMI) and the hard work of may Idaho Stakeholders. Over the 6-month planning grant, Idahoans from across the state attended sixty focus groups and public town hall meetings. All their input and feedback proved to be instrumental in the design of the SHIP model. The proposed model Idaho developed is articulated in a short video:
SHIP was awarded a nearly $40 million grant over four years which provided Idaho with the opportunity to test the model they designed. Idaho was one of twenty-four states who were awarded a model test grant funded by CMMI. In the application, Idaho presented a plan to bring the stakeholders of healthcare in Idaho to the table to collaborate and share in the change process. Reforming a statewide system in an ever-changing landscape of practice necessitates inclusion of all the players, including consumers. As Idaho implemented their model test, they looked forward to collaborating with the stakeholders, partners, and change agents who helped make this model successful.
IDAHO PATIENT-CENTERED MODEL OF CARE
Goal 1: Transform primary care practices across the state into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs).
Goal 2: Improve care coordination through the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health data connections among PCMHs and across the medical neighborhood.
Goal 3: Establish seven Regional Collaboratives to support the integration of each PCMH with the broader medical neighborhood.
Goal 4: Improve rural patient access to PCMHs by developing virtual PCMHs.
Goal 5: Build a statewide data analytics system that tracks progress on selected quality measures at the individual patient level, regional level and statewide.
Goal 6: Align payment mechanisms across payers to transform payment methodology from volume to value.
Goal 7: Reduce overall healthcare costs.