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 If you need additional information, please contact Healthy Connections at 888-528-5861 or by email at

The Healthy Connections Value Care Program went live January 1, 2022.  The Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Medicaid has contracted with multiple organizations under value-based purchasing contracts.  These value care organizations (VCOs), which include hospital networks and primary care providers, are held accountable for outcomes and costs, in exchange for an ability to share in savings.  Medicaid intends to continue to expand its value-based purchasing programs, to help transform Idaho’s healthcare system from one that pays for volume to one that pays for value.   

New Healthy Connections providers that have a signed Healthy Connections Coordinated Care Agreement prior to May 31st of each year, will be required to affiliate with a VCO prior to the contracting deadline of August 31st of that year.

If you have questions about the HCVC program, please email the HCVC program at  If you would like to submit an HCVC data request, please email