Christiana Care joins national Medicaid Transformation Project

Christiana Care Health System is one of 15 organizations committed to addressing the health and social needs of our nation’s most vulnerable populations as members of the Medicaid Transformation Project.

The project was formed to develop actionable solutions that focus on critical challenges facing vulnerable populations across the country. Four of the highest priority challenges are:

  • Behavioral health.
  • Care for women and infants.
  • Substance-use disorder.
  • Clinically inappropriate emergency department utilization.

Over a two-year period, the participating health systems will identify and implement solutions that respond to these challenges and create long-term systemic impact.

“This project presents a great opportunity to join with other health systems in a far-reaching effort to change delivery of care to patients covered by Medicaid, making it more efficient and changing the very landscape of health care excellence,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System and a member of the Medicaid Transformation Project leadership council.

Collectively, the 15 health systems share a common mission and sense of urgency to advance sustainable solutions that improve health for their diverse communities. The health systems will be able to better meet their communities’ needs through shared digital solutions and innovative care models.

The project is managed by a leadership council led by former CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt of Town Hall Ventures – Chicago and Minneapolis, and the AVIA Innovator Network, a leading network for health systems seeking to identify, implement and scale the best digital solutions to support their strategic objectives.

The fourth MTP target area is Women & Children’s health.

The project includes 19 states that serve approximately 36 million Medicaid beneficiaries. The other participants in the project are: Advocate-Aurora Health, Chicago and Wisconsin; Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas; Dignity Health System, San Francisco; Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania; and Providence St. Joseph Health, Renton, Washington; Allina Health, Minneapolis; Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston; Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia; OSF Healthcare, Peoria, Ill.; Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago; Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Virginia; and University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia.