Health systems launch collaboration to improve care for Medicaid patients

By Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare

Seventeen health systems have launched a national collaboration through the AVIA innovation network to develop more effective ways of serving their Medicaid populations. System leaders will work with AVIA to identify their biggest Medicaid challenges and develop and share solutions, starting with avoidable emergency department visits, behavioral care, substance use disorder and women’s and infants’ care. In some cases, AVIA and the participants may work with venture capitalists to commercialize the solutions they develop. The five systems anchoring the Medicaid Transformation Project are Advocate Aurora Health, Baylor Scott & White, Dignity Health, Geisinger and Providence St. Joseph Health.