Welcome to Idaho's Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) website. The SHIP was created to be a comprehensive statewide initiative dedicated to the improved health of all Idahoans by reforming our healthcare delivery system to one that 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 designing better healthcare by 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 the design of the Idaho SHIP model. The proposed model Idaho developed is articulated in a short video:
SHIP was awarded a $40 million dollar grant over 4 years that provided Idaho the opportunity to test the model they designed in 2013. Idaho was one of 24 states awarded a model test grant funded by the CMMI. In the application, Idaho presented a plan which brought healthcare stakeholders 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.