• 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.

    Application for Initiative Participation: The MDHHS SIM team is excited to announce that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative has opened the official application for initiative participation. The PCMH Initiative application will be available Thursday, September 8th and will remain open until 5:00 pm EST, September 30th, 2016.  The SIM team will be hosting technical assistance sessions to accompany the release of the application. Information on these technical assistance sessions and application resource materials can be accessed through the following link.

    PUBLIC REVIEW

    MDHHS is not posting any documents for public review at this time.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    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.

The Blueprint for Health Innovation is a strategic plan for developing and testing new multi-payer health care payment and services delivery models in Michigan. Please click on the link above for more information on the Blueprint for Health Innovation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $70 million to MDHHS to support the implementation of the State Innovation Model initiative and facilitate the development and testing of new payment and service delivery models in Michigan. Please click the link above for more information on the Implementation Grant.
Please click the link above to access historical documents for State Innovation Model initiative.