Better care, better health, and lower health care costs: These are the goals of the Vermont Health Care Innovation Project (VHCIP). Vermonters both inside and outside state government are developing new technologies and processes for making health care not just less costly and more efficient, but more effective.
In 2013, Vermont was awarded a $45 million State Innovation Models (SIM) grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The resulting effort, known as the Vermont Health Care Innovation Project (VHCIP), is working to test innovative payment and delivery system reform models throughout our state. VHCIP coordinates policy and resources for health care reform statewide. VHCIP funds proposals to improve health care delivery, to build health information technology and databases, and to test new models for paying providers.
Serving as a conduit between public and private actors in health care reform, VHCIP fosters collaboration among the Green Mountain Care Board, the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Medicaid, private health insurers, and health care providers in the state. For more information, visit the VHCIP website: healthcareinnovation.vermont.gov.