HTCI was established in 2019 to provide leadership and coordination to continue Idaho’s value-based payment transformation. HTCI creates workgroups and task forces to move ideas into action. HTCI's goal is to advance the proportion of value-based payments in Idaho from 29% to 50% by July 1, 2023.
Update: The Telehealth Task Force completed their charge in October of 2020 and produced a report with recommendations and an action plan to increase the adoption and utilization of telehealth technologies in Idaho.
Read it here: Telehealth Task Force Final Report
HTCI holds public meetings on the third Thursday of each month and produces regular reports to ensure transparency. Please refer to the upcoming meetings link for a current schedule of meetings for HTCI and its workgroups. If you have questions about the schedule or require assistance with another matter related to HTCI, contact the Office of Healthcare Policy Initiatives. OHPI convenes and facilitates the workgroups with guidance from HTCI.
The Payer Provider Workgroup supports the transition to value by identifying cost drivers that impact healthcare costs and developing strategies to reduce costs through statewide collaboration. The workgroup also facilitates the financial analysis of value-based healthcare payments statewide.
The Rural and Frontier Healthcare Solutions Workgroup is analyzing data and evaluating value-based payment models to determine opportunities to support the transition to value in critical access hospitals and assessing grant opportunities to test model concepts.
The Telehealth Task Force was established in January 2020 and met monthly to hear from telehealth subject matter experts. The task force has completed their work in October of 2020 and produced a detailed report with recommendations and an action plan to increase the adoption and utilization of telehealth technologies in Idaho.
The Rural Nursing Loan Repayment Task Force was established by HTCI in November 2020. The task force will develop a set of recommendations to help address Idaho’s nursing shortage through a new loan repayment program for nurses working in rural and underserved areas. The task force meets on the first Wednesday of each month.