Welcome to Idaho's Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) website. The SHIP is a comprehensive statewide initiative to improve the health of all Idahoans by reforming our healthcare delivery system to one that values improved health outcomes though a patient-centered focus. Idaho's SHIP will affect you, your family and community by improving healthcare at an affordable cost.
DESIGN & SUPPORT
Private insurers as well as Medicaid and Medicare are working together to design healthcare ways of better paying providers for keeping people healthy. SHIP was designed thanks to a 2013 planning grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
(CMMI) and the work of many Idaho stakeholders. Over the 6 months of the planning grant, Idahoans from across the State attended 60 focus groups and public town hall meetings, providing valuable input. All their input and feedback was instrumental in designing the Idaho SHIP model. The proposed model Idaho developed is articulated in a short video:
SHIP received a $40 million dollar grant over 4 years that gives Idaho the opportunity to test the model designed in 2013. Idaho is one of 24 states with a model test grant currently being funded by the CMMI. In the application, Idaho presented a plan that brought to the table all stakeholders of healthcare 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 implements our model test, we look forward to continuing to collaborate with all the stakeholders, partners and change agents who will make this model a success.
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.