The Inaugural Cohort

Medicaid Innovation Collaborative is an innovation program to support the health equity efforts of state Medicaid programs through private-sector, tech-enabled solutions.

The first Cohort will focus on advancing equity in behavioral health

Areas of Focus

Adolescent Behavioral Health

Increasing access to services and addressing challenges in behavioral health for adolescents and youth crisis support

Maternal Behavioral Health

Improving engagement of SUD and mental health treatment for new and expecting moms 

Participating States

Arizona

West Virginia

Hawaii

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The Medicaid Innovation Collaborative is a unique opportunity for these three participating states and their MCOs to identify innovative challenges and set a strategy to solve them. As a cohort, our programs have common needs and, through this collaborative, can leverage common solutions."

Jami Snyder, Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) on joining MIC

Program Goals

The program is also focused on enabling state Medicaid programs to collaborate with their peers, scale their impact, and engage their managed care plans, beneficiaries, and other key stakeholders.

In a 12-month program, joined by a cohort of peers, state Medicaid programs will be able to:

Identify and define a health equity priority in their state that can be advanced through private-sector, tech-enabled innovation

Through a national RFI and call for solutions, review a pool of vendors that are actively solving the top these priorities

Share these solutions with managed care plans, and other key stakeholders in their state

Support MCOs to identify and develop strategies to advance health equity efforts