Have an Idea?

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation frequently receives requests from other organizations (e.g., nonprofit advocacy organizations) and individuals (e.g., academic researchers) to collaborate and partner. The requests range from accepting funds to lead a project as the Primary Investigator (PI) or collaborating as a co-PI to partnering with organizations and individuals on projects in roles such as serving on National Advisory Boards. Please email info@MedicaidInnovation.org if you would like to discuss your idea further.


Doula and Perinatal Community Health Workers in Medicaid Learning Series

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation and Every Mother Counts are launching this comprehensive and actionable virtual learning series to equip state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid health plans, provider groups, professional associations, and other Medicaid stakeholders with an awareness of community-based doulas and perinatal community health workers and their services, the evidence supporting their benefits and cost-effectiveness, and their potential to improve health equity in Medicaid. Over the course of nine months, this learning series will provide a roadmap for Medicaid stakeholders to explore next steps for implementation of this model within their state, organization, and/or practice setting, including issues to consider, possible solutions, and lessons learned from community-based stakeholders and state Medicaid agencies. 

Registration ends November 21, 2022. Read the fact sheet here. Registration is available here.

Request for Information: IMI Explores Innovative Practices in Perinatal & Child Health in Medicaid

IMI has launched an initiative exploring how Medicaid health plans are implementing perinatal/child health initiatives that complement those provided through essential benefits. The project will look at how health plans are achieving this work through partnering with community-based organizations, with a focus on disparities and inequities among communities of color.

To support this work, IMI has released a Request for Information (RFI) to capture best practices and exemplar initiatives to improve outcomes for birthing persons, infants, toddlers, and families covered by Medicaid. The RFI is open for submissions from October 11,2022 until November 18, 2022.  Medicaid health plans are encouraged to submit responses and may include partner organizations in their submission.  The project’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) will review blinded submissions to identify submissions for inclusion in the report.

Learn more and complete the RFI here.