Medicaid Innovation Collaborative is an innovation program to advance health equity in Medicaid. We’ve collectively screened nearly 1,000 early-stage health innovations, invested in early-stage innovations that serve over 20M low-income Americans, and hosted 8 innovation showcases that involved the participation of multiple Medicaid stakeholders, from state agencies, health plans, providers, and policymakers. This collective work has revealed that innovation is a critical and essential tool to address health equity challenges that impact the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable patient populations.
Digital health solutions that improve access and quality of care, as well as address social and environmental needs are underutilized, yet powerful potential solutions to transform the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and diverse patient populations in the United States.
Through programming, technical assistance, and other resources, MIC enables state Medicaid programs, their managed care plans, and other key stakeholders to more effectively identify and implement such solutions. Structured as a cohort program, states will have the opportunity to share learnings and collaborate with their peers on a specific health equity challenge.
Initial Project Partners
With a shared commitment to supporting the United States’ most vulnerable communities and prior experience in designing mission-driven programs that bring innovations that serve these communities to market, Acumen America, Adaptation Health, and the Center for Health Care Strategies launched the Medicaid Innovation Collaborative.
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest in innovations that enable low-income communities to transform their lives in 14 countries around the world. In the U.S., Acumen America invests health, workforce development and financial service innovations that address acute challenges experienced by low-income Americans.
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.