Leading Healthcare Reform in Idaho
Healthcare reform and redesign started in Idaho long before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dating back to 2007, Idaho identified the need to transform our volume-based healthcare system to a value-based system. Since then Idaho stakeholders from across professions and across our State have set about transforming our healthcare system. The major milestones include:
Idaho Healthcare Coalition
Governor Otter's Executive Order 2014-02
on February 25, 2014 established the Idaho Healthcare Coalition (IHC) to guide Idaho's healthcare system transformation efforts to a well-integrated model focused on patient health outcomes. At the time, the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) had just been awarded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) State Innovation Model Test Grant ($40M over 4 years) to implement the State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). The IHC is charged with implementing the SHIP, the blueprint for Idaho's transformation.
On April 7, 2016 Governor Otter signed Executive Order 2016-02
, extending the Idaho Healthcare Coalition's (IHC) transformation guidance until February of 2019. This empowers the IHC to continue work on the SHIP as Idaho's healthcare system reform continues.