About MIC

Our Mission

The Medicaid Innovation Collaborative (MIC) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals on Medicaid by connecting the ecosystem to tech-enabled innovations.

In doing so, we believe we can change the way the Medicaid system addresses health inequities.

Health equity ensures that every individual has the means and opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.

– Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Our Approach

We believe we can create an environment ripe for the adoption of innovative solutions to help states and managed care plans meet their health equity goals by:

Centering on Consumer Voice

  • Connect with beneficiaries to understand gaps and challenges to care 

  • Explore meaningful ways in which innovation might address those gaps or challenges

Coordinating across the Ecosystem

  • Align cohort members on a common goal

  • Share best practices and lessons learned across states and managed care plans

Enabling Action

  • Guide states on policy and payment levers they can utilize to enable or remove barriers to innovation adoption

  • Connect managed care plans to scalable solutions


Our History

Medicaid Innovation Collaborative was launched by three organizations with a shared commitment to supporting the United States’ most vulnerable communities and prior experience in designing mission-driven programs to bring innovations that serve these communities to market.

We have collectively screened nearly 1,000 early-stage health innovations, invested in early-stage innovations that serve over 20 million low-income Americans, and hosted eight innovation showcases involving the participation of multiple Medicaid stakeholders, including state agencies, health plans, providers, and policymakers. This collective work has revealed that the private sector can play a critical role in addressing health equity challenges in public programs.

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Adaptation Health is a buyer-side incubator program supporting the innovation efforts of  State Medicaid programs and managed care organizations. Through Medicaid Innovation Challenges, Adaptation Health connects state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and innovative vendors to solve deep-rooted problems in public health and Medicaid service delivery.



The Center for Health Care Strategies is a policy design and implementation partner devoted to improving outcomes for people enrolled in Medicaid. Leveraging its previous work in the digital health for underserved populations space, CHCS is partnering with MIC to provide Medicaid policy expertise and technical assistance.