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Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP) Overview
In 2008, Minnesota passed health care legislation to improve affordability, expand coverage and improve the overall health of Minnesotans. In addition, the 2010 Legislature mandated that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) develop and implement a demonstration testing alternative health care delivery systems, which includes accountable care organizations (ACOs).
This led to the development of the Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP) demonstration, formerly called the Health Care Delivery Systems (HCDS) demonstration, which strives to deliver higher quality and lower cost health care through innovative approaches to care and payment.
With this demonstration, Minnesota is one of a growing number of states to implement an ACO model in its Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program, with the goal of improving the health of the population and of individual members. In their first year of participation, delivery systems can share in savings. After the first year, they also share the risk for losses. Delivery systems’ total costs for caring for Medical Assistance members are measured against targets for cost and quality.
Delivery systems that began participating on January 1, 2013
Delivery systems that began participating in 2014
Delivery systems that began participating in 2015
Delivery systems that began participating in 2016
Combined, these 19 providers deliver better health care at a lower cost to more than 342,000 Minnesotans enrolled in Medical Assistance.
Request for Information (RFI) – Integrated Health Partnerships
Paying for Value in Medicaid, SHADAC Report, February 2014 (PDF)
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0755, Health Care Delivery Systems Demonstration Project
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