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The Minnesota Accountable Health Model

Minnesota has received a $45 million grant to provide better care at a lower cost from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as part of the State Innovation Model Initiative.

Minnesota will use the funds to drive health care reform in the state and to test the Minnesota Accountable Health Model. The goal of this model is to ensure that every citizen of the state of Minnesota has the option to receive team-based, coordinated, patient-centered care that increases and facilitates access to medical care, behavioral health care, long term care, and other services.

The model will expand Minnesota's current Medicaid Accountable Care Organization demonstration and include 15 accountable communities for health. These communities will develop and test models for integrating care across the health care system.

By 2016, nearly 3 million Minnesotans are expected to receive care through the model. The model is projected to save $111 million over three years and lay the foundation for additional savings in years to come.

This is a joint project between the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

For more information, visit the joint MDH-DHS State Innovation Model Minnesota web page.

Resources

Minnesota Accountable Health Model Summary (PDF 287K/4 pages)

CMS State Innovation Model Fact Sheet (PDF 314K/13 pages)

Minnesota State Innovation Model Grant Application