Missed part 1? Check it out here: The Medicaid Transformation Project with David Smith – Part 1.

The Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) is a national effort to transform healthcare and address related social needs for the most vulnerable. Throughout this two-year mission, health systems will implement innovative solutions that address challenges like behavioral health and substance use disorder. MTP aims to create long-term systemic impact over the next 10 years with the goal of improving the health of 75 million Americans.

On this episode, we talk with David Smith, who is the Project Executive for the Medicaid Transformation Project. David tells us how Avia, in partnership with healthcare leaders and Andy Slavitt, is on a mission to change the health and care of the Medicaid population by leveraging digital solutions and innovative care models to more effectively and efficiently meet its needs.

The Medicaid Transformation Project with David Smith – Part 1 discussed the theory and approach to MTP. On this episode, we get practical and talk about what the MTP is doing in the market place, including:

  • Changing the role and the relationship that the ED has with the community.
  • How do you ensure that innovative models can be implemented in a sustainable way?
  • What are the 3 Horizons of healthcare innovation?
  • What’s been accomplished in MTP Phase 1?
  • What’s happening so far in MTP Phase 2 and why are you focused on Behavioral Health?
  • Why addressing Behavioral Health issues is so challenging.
  • How can health systems get involved?
  • How can startups/innovators/vendors find out what you’re looking for and submit their solutions for consideration?

About David Smith

David is the Project Executive for the Medicaid Transformation Project. Prior to joining AVIA, David was the Chief Client Strategies Officer and a Partner with Leavitt Partners.

David’s expertise lies in the areas of managed care, alternative payment models, and public health. He has established several coalitions focused on these efforts, most notably in the areas of opioid use disorder recovery, individual market stabilization, and consumer-engagement platforms. He is the co-founder of the Health Care Council of Chicago, a group of Chicago-based health care businesses focused on economic development, system transformation, and social disparities.

David is a founding member of Third Horizon Strategies, an organization that supports companies with strategic planning responsive to current and expected policy and market environmental conditions. He also serves on the board of the Sinai Hospital System and HIMSS North America. He is also on the Founder’s Council of United States of Care, a non-partisan initiative focused on expanding health care access.

David lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.

Email: dsmith@avia.health

About Avia

AVIA leads a network of health systems working together to innovate and transform. AVIA Innovator Network members solve pressing challenges with digital solutions that deliver financial and clinical results. AVIA provides strategic focus and a collaborative approach to accelerate innovation. Learn more at aviahealthinnovation.com. Follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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