The New York State Health Innovation Plan

New York State's Round 2 State Innovation Model Grant ended on January 31, 2020.

This page is being retained as an archive. For information on current initiatives, please visit the Health IT website. Questions can be sent to pcmh@health.ny.gov.


In December 2014, the New York State Department of Health was awarded a $99.9 million by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to implement the State Health Innovation Plan (hereafter "the Plan"). New York developed the Plan and the SIM grant application with the support of numerous stakeholders. The state's official project period of the grant began February 1, 2015 and will continue through January 31, 2020. New York was one of eleven states to receive a Round Two Model Test Award.

  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's December 16, 2014 press release on .

Background of New York's Participation in the CMMI State Innovation Model Initiative

成人香蕉视频appThe CMMI Innovation Center created the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative for states that are prepared for or committed to planning, designing, testing, and supporting evaluation of new payment and service delivery models in the context of larger health system transformation. The Innovation Center is interested in testing innovative payment and service delivery models that have the potential to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), while maintaining or improving quality of care for program beneficiaries. The goal is to create multi-payer models with a broad mission to raise community health status and reduce long term health risks for beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

More information about the Innovation Center and the State Innovation Models Initiative can be found at .

In September 2012, New York State applied for a Model Testing Grant through CMMI. The application included the creation of a State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP) that included six models of care that would be tested in New York State. New York was initially awarded a Model Pre-Testing Assistance Award to further develop New York's Plan. New York conducted significant outreach and convened stakeholders to refine its approach to transforming health care in the state in preparation for implementing the goals of the SHIP.

成人香蕉视频appOn May 22, 2014, CMMI released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support the implementation of the State Health Innovation Plan through "." New York submitted an application for Round Two Model Test funding on July 18, 2014. On December 16, 2014, New York received notification that it had received a Round Two Model Test award from CMMI. The performance period under the Round Two Testing awards runs from February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2020.

Goals of the Plan and SIM

The intent and goal of the Plan is to identify and stimulate the spread of promising innovations in health care delivery and finance that result in optimal health outcomes for all New Yorkers. Multi-payer support of these initiatives is key to long-term success, as is the input and recommendations of key stakeholders throughout the state.

The Plan will pave the way for the state to support innovations in health care delivery, to implement strategies to spread those innovations more broadly throughout New York. The Plan was the basis for an application for funding from CMMI that provided approximately $99.9 million in support of proposed initiatives through SIM.

SIM Drivers

成人香蕉视频appSIM is comprised of five drivers which will collectively transform New York's health care system from a reactive, volume-based care delivery system to a proactive, prevention-focused, value-oriented system that is both patient-centered and broadly accessible. These five drivers and associated programs are listed below.

成人香蕉视频appTimely, appropriate access is the cornerstone of quality health care and foundational to achieving the SHIP goals. New York has a proud history of providing access to care, with one of the lowest proportions of uninsured populations across the country. The SHIP builds on this history to ensure access without disparity, inclusive of all populations across NYS of any means, circumstance, background, or geography. The SHIP's ambition is to improve access and continue to be a leader in providing timely access to health care for all.

Projects under this driver include:

  • Consumer Engagement
  • Project ECHO

The SHIP aims to increase the number of people receiving integrated care. Under SHIP, all New Yorkers should have access to a new care model, NYS PCMH, which builds on the principles embodied by the NCQA-certified medical home. The ultimate goal of the Integrated Care Pillar is that that 80% of the population receives health care services through an integrated care-delivery model, such as NYS PCMH, by 2020.

成人香蕉视频appProjects under this driver include:

The near and long-term success of the SHIP rests squarely on the extent to which HIT can effectively evolve and be integrated into New York’s health care system. Through SHIP, New York committed to plans that continue its commitment to providing best-in-class HIT functionality to support patient care coordination and to advance population level improvements in the quality of care delivery, systemic cost-control, and health outcomes.

Under the SHIP, consumers, providers, and payers will experience unprecedented levels of health data transparency. Health data transparency empowers consumers, providers, and payers, to make increasingly informed decisions about the quality and costs of the care they seek and provide. The SHIP proposed to create and improve statewide transparency of core quality, utilization and cost metrics at a facility and practice level. The SHIP also included plans for a consumer-targeted website to provide this information in a user-friendly format to enable consumer action and shared decision-making. Improving transparency across the health care system and engaging New York’s consumers in their own health care is critical to achieving the Triple Aim.

Projects under this driver include:

  • Scorecard
  • Practice Data Quality Improvement

The SHIP recognizes that health and health care outcomes are influenced, if not determined, by factors outside the health care delivery system. SHIP uses the State Health Department’s Prevention Agenda 2013–2018 as a guide for building healthy communities and citizens and targets specific opportunities to enact and meet the goals and objectives of the Agenda. Specifically, SHIP works to strengthen links between primary care, hospitals, long-term care providers, local health departments, and a variety of community stakeholders to ensure a truly integrated approach to identifying and addressing local health challenges. The ultimate goal of the SHIP’s population health driver is to: (1) connect 90% of primary care practices to community-based organizations working to support population health through high-quality registries of community health-focused organizations, and (2) promote regional health planning.

成人香蕉视频appProjects under this driver include:

SHIP encourages a NYS health workforce that supports and assures comprehensive, coordinated, and timely access to care that promotes health and well-being for all New Yorkers.

成人香蕉视频appProjects under this driver include:

SIM Workgroups

Workgroups and an overarching Health Innovation Council were launched in early 2015 to assist the state in pre-implementation work of the SIM project. These workgroups continue to meet as needed. Workgroup members represent a variety of perspectives to deliver suggestions and recommendations based on the charges of each workgroup.

成人香蕉视频appDetails and materials for each workgroup are available at the following links:

  1. Health Innovation Council
  2. Integrated Care Workgroup
  3. Statewide Steering Committee
  4. Workforce Workgroup
  5. HIT, Transparency, and Evaluation Workgroup

Documents and Resources

New York State's Health Innovation Plan was submitted to CMS on Monday, December 30, 2013 and the following materials are now available online:

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Advanced Primary Care (APC) Practice Transformation Technical Assistance agents were selected.
  • Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule – One Month Remaining to Provide Comments
  • New York State Introduces the NYS Provider & Health Plan Look-Up Tool

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • HRI/NYSDOH have made initial awards for APC Practice Transformation Technical Assistance agents
  • A Request for Applications (RFA) for additional Practice Transformation Technical Assistance vendors has been posted.

Newsletter (PDF)

成人香蕉视频appTopics Discussed:

  • HRI/NYSDOH awards for APC Practice
  • Request for Applications (RFA) for additional Practice Transformation Technical Assistance vendors
  • Materials posted: November 21st Workforce Workgroup meeting, November 29th SHIP Council meeting

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Upcoming Workforce Workgroup meeting date
  • Meeting materials from the 10/7/16 Integrated Care Workgroup and the 9/23/16 HIT workgroup meetings
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information regarding concepts related to state-based payment and delivery system reform initiatives.

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Solicitation announcement: Request for Applications for Linking Interventions for Total (L.I.F.T.) Population Health
  • Upcoming SIM meeting dates

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Materials posted: May 11th SHIP Council meeting, June 17th Workforce Workgroups meeting, July 12th Integrated Care Workgroup meeting, Workforce Workgroup's Guidelines for Core Curriculum to Train Care Coordination Workers
  • Solicitation announcement: Request for Applications for Graduate Medical Education Development of Rural Residency Program

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Innovation Center Director announcement
  • CPC+ letter to health plans from NYSDOH
  • Materials Posted: Webinar slides on APC, Integrated Care Workgroup slides posted

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Materials posted: 2016 SIM Operational Plan
  • Solicitation announcement: Request for Applications for Practice Transformation Technical Assistance

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Materials posted: Advanced Primary Care FAQs
  • Materials posted: The 2015 annual report on the implementation of the SHIP

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Materials Posted: Transparency, Evaluation and HIT workgroup meeting #8 slides
  • Materials Posted: Integrated Care Workgroup meeting #9 slides
  • SIM job announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Solicitation announcement: Communications Consultant
  • SIM job announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

成人香蕉视频appTopics Discussed:

  • SIM job announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • SIM job announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

成人香蕉视频appTopics Discussed:

  • Materials posted: Transparency, Evaluation and HIT
  • Materials posted: Workforce Workgroup meeting #1 slides
  • Sim job openings announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

成人香蕉视频appTopics Discussed:

  • Materials posted: Integrated Care Workgroup meeting #3 slides
  • SIM job announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Materials posted: Integrated Care workgroup meeting #2 slides
  • SIM job announcements

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • SIM job openings announced

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Updates to the SHIP website

Newsletter (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • New York State awarded $99.9 million SIM Round 2 Testing Grant

Newsletter (PDF)

成人香蕉视频appTopics Discussed:

  • Submission of the application for Round 2 Model Test funding

Newsletter (PDF)

成人香蕉视频appTopics Discussed:

  • New York's State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP) submitted to CMMI

成人香蕉视频appThe following presentation was given to the Population Health Improvement Programs:

In preparation for responding to the SIM Testing Grant FOA, a webinar was held on June 6, 2014. This webinar was open to the public and slides are available below.