- 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)
Webinars: During April, May, and June, the SIM Team hosted a series of webinars to provide new information on the different aspects of the State Innovation Model. For access to recordings and materials from previous webinars, please use the following link.
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: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting a summit to mark the official start of the SIM Model Test in Michigan. The summit will be held on August 10th and 11th. 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.
MDHHS is not posting any documents for public review at this time.
If you have questions or would like to receive updates on the State Innovation Model initiative, please send an email to SIM@mail.mihealth.org.