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Capitol Correspondence - 08.27.18

17 Hospital Systems Form Medicaid Transformation Project

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According to Health Leaders Media:

“Seventeen health systems in 21 states are collaborating to identify, develop, and scale financially sustainable digital solutions to improve healthcare for the 75 million Americans on Medicaid.

The Medicaid Transformation Project will focus on critical challenges facing vulnerable populations across the country, including behavioral health, women and infant care, substance use disorder, and avoidable emergency department visits.

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The other four anchor health systems are Advocate Aurora Healthin Chicago and Wisconsin; Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas; Dignity Health  in San Francisco; and Providence St. Joseph Healthin Renton, Washington.

The collaborative will be led by AVIA, the health system digital transformation network, and Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and founder of the venture capital firm Town Hall Ventures.  

‘The current healthcare system fails the people who need it most,’ Slavitt said. ‘The Medicaid Transformation Project will be part of a decade-long journey leading some of the best health systems in the country. Our work will be to deepen and refine the best innovations and then implement them at an accelerated pace at providers across the country.’”