Health Care Transformation


The Health Care Transformation Group co-administered the Round Two State Innovation Model (SIM) grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Maryland is developing a strategy to develop population health sustainability through Maryland’s Population Health Plan, population health measurement and care plan exchange planning.

Maryland was one of 21 state-level jurisdictions granted a State Innovation Model (SIM) Design Award in December 2014 (work completed 2015-2016). Maryland’s State Innovation Model (SIM) design grant for Public Health Services had three project deliverables: (1) the Population Health Plan: Planning for Population Health Improvement; (2) Population Health Measures Development; and (3) Care Plan Exchange. All three deliverables are incorporated into the State Healthcare System Innovation Plan (SHSIP), which was submitted to the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI) of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on January 13, 2017. Each element provides foundational design work and establishes alignment in the
Department’s efforts to accomplish the goals of the All-Payer Model.
The Population Health components of the report are as follows:

Maryland is also developing the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) to integrate care management into primary care and specialty provider healthcare practices.
Maryland aims to support a care delivery system that will improve health outcomes, enhance quality of care, address high costs and promote better coordination - between primary care practices, specialties, social support services, payment structures and technology systems. The MDPCP is stakeholder-driven and aligned with Maryland’s ground-breaking All-Payer Model and Medicaid and Medicare Dual Eligibles care delivery strategy. All three models contribute to the improvement of the health status of all Marylanders.


What does the program do?

  • Design models for sustaining population health in Maryland.
  • Develop data measurements for assessing population health.
  • Study care plan exchanges to address gaps in Health Information Exchange.
  • Develop models to improve patient’s experience in the physician’s office and ensure continuity of care.
  • Identify opportunities for mechanisms to fund population health sustainability.
  • Foster public-private partnerships to improve population health among providers, health systems, local health departments, and community based organizations.
  • Develop health care strategies in coordination with federal and state partners.

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Last updated: 2017 October 24