Michigan’s Department of Community Health submitted a “Blueprint for Health Innovation” to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.
The Blueprint provides a framework for pursuing a State Innovation Model (SIM) testing grant to evaluate new health care delivery and finance systems.
What does the blueprint look like? You can read the entire report here, but some highlights include:
Expanding access to patient centered medical homes
Better coordinated and team-based care models
Fewer unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions
Reducing health disparities based on race, income, geography, and source of insurance
Want to learn more?
Clare Tanner, PhD, one of the consultants helping advance the Blueprint, plans to present some of this work at the 3rd Annual Northern Michigan Interprofessional Conference, on September 26-27 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan.