SIM Baseline Outcomes and Data Acquisition Progress Report

Momany, E.T.; Bentler, S.E.; Damiano, P.C.


The State Innovation Model grant has three primary aims.

  1. Improve population health
  2. Transform health care
  3. Promote sustainability

For more information about these aims and their related goals please go to the SIM home page .

In response to these aims and goals, the state-led evaluation team at the UI PPC, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS), Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), developed hypotheses and outcome measures to evaluate the success of Iowa’s SIM. Table 1 lists these hypotheses, measures, data sources and outcome target dates as provided in the state-led evaluation plan.