Trinity Health is building a People-Centered Health System to put the people we serve at the center of every behavior, action and decision. This brings to life our commitment to be a compassionate, transforming and healing presence in our communities. We believe that innovation within the Medicaid program creates the opportunity for states to implement public policies that support better health, better care and lower costs to ensure affordable, high-quality, people-centered care for all. Trinity Health believes that states are uniquely positioned to drive health system transformation as well as the health and well-being of our communities. Through engagement with states and at the federal level, we have worked to promote policies that support these goals.
This Medicaid Innovation Resource Center includes public policy tools and resources to help state and federal policymakers and other stakeholders ensure that innovations within the Medicaid program maintain access to coverage and needed care—especially for the most vulnerable—and incentivize accountability for outcomes and costs while ensuring stable funding for years to come.
The tools included aim to help stakeholders assess the impact of emerging policy trends and innovations within the Medicaid program on states, beneficiaries and care; and to help identify and promote policies that best support a people-centered system of care.
Promoting People-Centered Health in Medicaid
Across the Trinity Health footprint, we care for more than five million individuals covered by Medicaid, including more than one million who have gained coverage as a result of Medicaid expansion. We celebrate the health improvements achieved as a result of individuals having coverage and see the economic benefits in our communities. We believe there is significant opportunity for innovation within the Medicaid program and have embraced expansion, and payment and delivery reform initiatives in many of our states.
We are dedicated to working with state Medicaid programs to lower health care costs, improve population health, and drive a more competitive economy. Key components of this include:
- Ensuring access to needed benefits and care that improve health, and engaging Medicaid enrollees in their health care decision-making.
- Encouraging state leaders to utilize Medicaid programs to drive accountability for health outcomes and reduce costs.
- Ensuring adequate funding for Medicaid transformation and financing, which maintains access to adequate benefits; and that state Medicaid programs are sustainable for years to come.
- Investing in population health, which improves the health of patients and communities across the country.
We engage in Medicaid public policy issues in collaboration with other like-minded organizations, including the Catholic Health Association, Families USA and the Modern Medicaid Alliance. We have also developed policy principles to promote dialogue around how best to continue to expand coverage while also promoting innovation in the Medicaid program.
Innovation Policy & Best Practice Resources
Trinity Health supports and engages in Medicaid Innovation across our states, and has leveraged these experiences to develop policy recommendations that assess implications of various Medicaid policies on beneficiaries and other stakeholders as well as highlighting best practices.
Section 1115 Medicaid and Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers
Medicaid Restrictions, including Work Requirements
Payment and Delivery Reform, including Social Determinants of Health
- Delivery System and Payment Reform
- Accountable Care Organizations
- Payment Reform
- Social Determinants of Health
State Innovation Model (SIM) Resources
To support state reform, Trinity Health has been both a policy and thought leader on State Innovation Model (SIM) planning, influencing the pace and process by which our states reach the goal of achieving value-based alternative payment models for 80 percent of their population. The following SIM tools support policymakers and other stakeholders working to ensure that national SIM efforts—and other cross-payer initiatives involving Medicaid—are transformative, broad-based and sustainable.
We encourage you to learn more about all of the Trinity Health policy priorities and resources. Please contact Trinity Health Advocacy with any questions or comments regarding this Medicaid Innovation Resource Center.