The New York State Health Innovation Plan
In April 2013, the New York State Department of Health was awarded a State Innovation Models (SIM) grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). This page will serve as a resource as the Department works to collaborate with stakeholders across the state to refine its SHIP. Please visit this page again for updates.
Goals of the SHIP
The intent and goal of the SHIP is to identify and stimulate the spread of promising innovations in health care delivery and finance that result in optimal health outcomes for all New Yorkers. Multi-payer support of these initiatives is key to long-term success as is the input and recommendations of key stakeholders throughout the State.
The SHIP will pave the way for the state to support innovations in health care delivery, to implement strategies to spread those innovations more broadly throughout New York and will serve as the basis for an application for funding from CMMI that is expected to provide as much $60M in support of proposed initiatives.
Comments on the SHIP
The state's SHIP will be available for comment beginning on November 15, 2013. This is a link to the draft document.
Please submit your comments on the SHIP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment period has been extended and will end on December 6, 2013.
Summary of New York's Participation in the CMMI State Innovation Model Initiative
In September 2012, New York State applied for a Model Testing Grant through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The application included the creation of a State Healthcare Innovation Plan that included six models of care that would be tested in New York State. New York did not receive the Model Testing Award, but instead was awarded a Model Pre-Testing Assistance Award.
This award resulted in an eight-month process of refining and further developing New York's SHIP. New York has conducted outreach over the past several months, and is convening regional stakeholders to further refine its approach to transforming health care in the state.
Additional Information about the Innovation Center and State Innovation Models Initiative
The Innovation Center created the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative for states that are prepared for or committed to planning, designing, testing, and supporting evaluation of new payment and service delivery models in the context of larger health system transformation. The Innovation Center is interested in testing innovative payment and service delivery models that have the potential to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), while maintaining or improving quality of care for program beneficiaries. The goal is to create multi-payer models with a broad mission to raise community health status and reduce long term health risks for beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
More information about the Innovation Center and the State Innovation Models Initiative can be found at http://innovation.cms.gov.