- State Innovation Model (SIM)
The State Innovation Model (SIM) focuses on the development and testing of multi-payer health care payment and service delivery models in order to achieve better care coordination, lower costs, and improved health outcomes for Michiganders. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is implementing this initiative based upon the Blueprint for Health Innovation, which is a strategic plan that was developed in partnership with Michigan stakeholders. MDHHS has received a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test the models that were outlined in the Blueprint for Health Innovation over the next four years. MDHHS will work with community partners and stakeholders to develop and test these models in the following five pilot region in Michigan: Jackson County; Muskegon County; Genesee County; Northern Region; and the Washtenaw and Livingston counties area.
RECENT UPDATES OR NEW MATERIAL(S)
Frequently Asked Questions: MDHHS has posted the following document to address recent questions from stakeholders on the SIM Initiative: Frequently Asked Questions about SIM
SIM Summit: MDHHS hosted a summit on August 10th and 11th to mark the official start of the SIM Model Test in Michigan. The presentations from the summit can be accessed through the following link. Portions of the Kick-Off Summit were also presented virtually through WebEx. Each WebEx session was recorded, and the recordings can be accessed through the following link.
Updated Operational Plan: MDHHS submitted the updated version of the SIM Operational Plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 19, 2016. The update version can be accessed through the following link.
PCMH Initiative Participation: The SIM Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative application is currently closed. (The application was open from Thursday, September 8th until Friday, September 30th, 2016.) The SIM team notified applicant physician organizations and practices that were selected for participation on Friday, October 21 and has posted more information about the selected applicants and next steps at the following link.