Healthy Connections and Healthy Connections Value Care

Healthy Connections is a managed fee-for-service arrangement, utilizing a network of primary care physicians and health care providers to serve as the “medical home” for Medicaid participants.  For more information on becoming a Healthy Connections Provider, refer to the Idaho Medicaid Provider Handbook at www.idmedicaid.com. If you need additional information please contact Healthy Connections at 888-528-5861 or by email at hccr7@dhw.idaho.gov.

Medicaid is currently working with multiple stakeholders to expand the Healthy Connections Value Care Program.   Under the risk arrangement, Medicaid holds providers accountable for controlling costs and improving health outcomes.  This program was intended to go live July 1, 2020, however, has been postponed until July 1, 2021 due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Medicaid intends to expand Medicaid Value Based Payments and continue the effort to transform Idaho’s healthcare delivery system to promote healthier Idahoans while increasing healthcare quality and reducing costs.