SIM Outcomes and Data Acquisition Report, CY 2015 and CY 2016
The State Innovation Model grant has three primary aims.
- Improve population health
- Transform health care
- Promote sustainability
For more information about these aims and their related goals please go to the SIM home page http://dhs.iowa.gov/ime/about/initiatives/newSIMhome.
In response to these aims and goals, the 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 effects of Iowa’s SIM. Table 1 lists these hypotheses, measures, data sources and outcome target dates as provided in the evaluation plan.
This report provides data from CY 2015 and CY 2016, sometimes referred to as the measurement years. Due to the extensive implementation required for the SIM, both years are considered as baseline data, as the results of full implementation are not expected to be evident until CY 2017 at the earliest.