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What is the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program?


The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) worked with Medicaid agencies across four program areas that address the following technical assistance gaps identified by states and other stakeholders: substance use disorders, Medicaid beneficiaries with complex care needs and high costs, community integration through long-term services and supports; and physical and mental health integration.

Reducing Substance Use Disorders

As part of a strategy to improve the care and outcomes for individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD), IAP invited states to leverage IAP resources to introduce system reforms that better identify individuals with a SUD, expand coverage for effective SUD treatment, and enhance SUD practices delivered to beneficiaries. Learn more about IAP’s SUD program area and explore related materials and resources.

Improving Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs and High Costs

As part of the beneficiaries with complex care needs and high costs (BCN) work, IAP provided Medicaid programs with support and resources to design, plan and implement strategies to improve care coordination for Medicaid BCN populations, including those with serious mental illness. Learn more about IAP’s BCN and Physical and Mental Health Integration program areas and explore related materials and resources.

Promoting Community Integration through Long-Term Services and Supports

Through this program area, IAP offered technical assistance on housing-related services and partnerships, and value-based payment in community-based long-term services and supports (LTSS). Learn more about IAP’s Community Integration through LTSS program area and explore related materials and resources.

Supporting Physical and Mental Health Integration

IAP provided states with technical assistance to improve or expand already established integration approaches through this program area. Learn more about IAP’s Physical and Mental Health Integration technical assistance and explore related materials and resources on IAP’s BCN webpage.

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