Shortcut to The Medicaid Demonstration Project

Shortcut To Understanding The Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Project And How To Get Involved!

On January of this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Medicaid Transformation Project Demonstration. This five-year contract with CMS authorizes up to $1.5 billion in federal investments to promote innovative, sustainable and systemic changes that help improve the overall health of Washingtonians.

Here are Five Things You Need To Know 

What is the Demonstration?

The demonstration is a part of the Health Care Authority’s Healthier Washington Initiative. Through a five-year demonstration, this proposal includes three initiatives aimed at improving how we take care of individuals to better address local health priorities, deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that treats the whole person, and create linkages between clinical and community-based services.

What are the three initiatives under the demonstration?

Initiative 1: Transformation through Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs)
Initiative 2: Long-term Services and Supports of the aging population
Initiative 3: Foundational Community Support Services

Which Initiative is open to input from individuals and community partners?

Under Initiative 1, ACHs must coordinate with a wide range of community partners to carry out at least four regional transformation projects (two required and at least two chosen by ACHs, with input from the community), aimed at driving regional and systemic population health improvement.

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What and who is your local ACH?

Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) bring together leaders from multiple health sectors around the state with a common interest in improving health and health equity. The Cascade Pacific Action Alliance is the ACH for the central western Washington region, and   CHOICE Regional Health Network is the health care collaborative that provides the administrative support for the ACH.

How can you easily participate in the direction these funds take in your county?

Please join the Thurston Asset Building Coalition’s Health Hub at the next Thurston County Safety Net Council meeting, so that we can continue to work together on the transformation of health care and quality of life in our area.

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