June 26, 2017
Dear Idaho Healthcare Provider,
On behalf of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW), and as the Governor appointed chair of the Idaho Healthcare Coalition, it is my pleasure to extend to you an invitation to complete the SHIP Interest Survey expressing your interest in participating in the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP).
To complete the Survey, visit http://ship.idaho.gov/PCMH/CohortThreeInterestSurvey/tabid/3912/Default.aspx before September 15, 2017. Completing this short survey will provide IDHW with the contact information needed to distribute the final application for SHIP Cohort Three. You will then be notified when the final application is available beginning September 18, 2017.
The Idaho SHIP is a $40 million-dollar grant funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to transform healthcare within the state of Idaho. SHIP is a statewide effort to transform Idaho primary care clinics to Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and integrate these clinics effectively into the local and regional medical health neighborhoods. Idaho has undertaken the challenge to transform our healthcare system from the current focus on volume of care to a focus on keeping people healthy.
Joining the SHIP represents an important opportunity for primary care physicians to evolve our clinics to reach the quadruple aim of improved healthcare, improved health outcomes, reduced healthcare costs and increased joy in practice. Having selected 110 clinic sites over the past two years, Idaho will recruit approximately 55 additional clinic sites (assisting 165 clinics in total) to participate in this transformation effort. SHIP Cohort Year Three begins February 1, 2018.
How will participating in SHIP benefit you and your clinic? Some advantages offered to primary care physicians and clinics that participate with SHIP include:
If you have additional questions or need further information, please contact Kymberlee Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-334-5577, and please visit the Idaho SHIP website at www.SHIP.idaho.gov.
Thank you for your time and interest in this important transformational grant.
Ted Epperly, MD
CHAIR, Idaho Healthcare Coalition
Thank you for your interest in the Idaho Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). Please complete the following contact information and brief survey questions to help us identify clinics interested in receiving further information regarding recruitment for Cohort 3 participation.