Impact Series: Join the Effort to Transform Medicaid
IMI has officially kicked off our first end-of-year fundraising campaign!  After eight years of being 100% funded through foundation grants, individuals can now personally support IMI’s mission by donating directly to our campaign.  As leaders in generating nonpartisan rigorous research and leading national implementation initiatives that inform policies benefiting Medicaid enrollees, caregivers, families, and communities, we are shaping a more equitable health care system.  We need your support in this effort, we ask that you donate and share the opportunity to support IMI with others who are committed to our mission.
 Access IMI's Annual Medicaid MCO Survey Fact Sheets
The findings from IMI's flagship project, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded annual Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) survey, are now available.  For the first time in the project's history, the MCO survey results are accessible as a series of eleven, topic-based fact sheets.  View the entire series of fact sheets here and view them on a topic-by-topic list here
Future of Medicaid Risk Adjustment: CDPS + Rx Version 7.0 is Ready
Last month, IMI, in partnership with the University of California San Diego, released the CDPS+Rx version 7.0, representing a major revision of the CDPS model using ICD-10 native data from national Medicaid managed care organizations from 2017-2019.  Learn more.
Toolkit: Five Strategic Components to Support Health Equity 
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Advancing Health Equity project, IMI has helped develop a toolkit recognizing Medicaid's critical role in advancing health equity through the development of strategic plans to address inequities.  To assist state Medicaid agencies, this toolkit proposes five core components of a health equity strategic plan.  It outlines considerations, resources, and state examples to inform Medicaid stake­holders undertaking agency-wide health equity efforts.  Access the toolkit here
Did you miss one of our recently released new resources?  Below is a snapshot of our articles, reports, tools, and other resources across several key categories.  You can learn more about the mission and vision behind IMI's work here.
2022 Medicaid MCO Survey Fact Sheets
Perinatal Mental Health
Job Opportunity: Operations Manager

IMI is looking to add a new member to the team as an Operations Manager.  Learn more about all IMI job opportunities here.
Are you interested in learning more about the work of IMI?  Join us virtually and in-person at one of the many events, meetings, and conferences across the United States!  Check the list of events below to see upcoming speaking engagements and archived recordings.
In case you missed it...
In the past months, IMI presented at a number of virtual events. Watch and listen to archived recordings from the events below:
American College of Nurse-Midwives: Health Policy Summit
IMI's Dr. Jennifer Moore led a robust presentation on IMI's midwifery learning collaborative and IMI's work improving maternal health in the Medicaid space.
November 14, 2022; Washington, DC 
IMI Annual Medicaid MCO Survey Findings Release Event Archived Recording
IMI's flagship project, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded annual Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) survey report, was released at a live virtual event with a reactant panel of Medicaid experts.  Panelists included Karen Dale, MSN, RN (AmeriHealth Caritas DC), Gail Graham (Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church), and Dianne Hasselman, MSPH (National Association of Medicaid Directors).
November 4, 2022; virtual event
March of Dimes Conference: Igniting Impact Together: Birthing Equitable Communities
Utilizing data from IMI’s annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported Medicaid MCO survey IMI's Sarah Hurlbert and Drs. Emily Heberlein and Jennifer Moore presented findings central to perinatal health specific to the Medicaid population.  Additionally, IMI’s Rebecca Johnson, Andrea McGlynn, and Dr. Jennifer Moore presented on the Kellogg Foundation-funded national Medicaid midwifery learning collaborative initiative.
October 24-25, 2022; Atlanta, GA
IMI Webinar Archived Recording: "Connecting Hands & Hearts: Behavioral Health Partnerships for Children & Adolescents During the Pandemic"
This webinar explores the critical role of community partnerships in Medicaid to improve access to behavioral health care for children and adolescents.  It features a range of experts across Medicaid and community organizations, moderated by IMI Subcommittee on Behavioral Health Co-Chair Ann Giazzoni, MSW, LCSW, MBA and IMI Subcommittee on Child and Adolescent Health Chair Sandra Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP.
October 21, 2022; virtual event

Get Involved!

We have included a summary of the topics and projects that IMI's committees are actively tackling.  Are you interested in joining the discussion?  Email us at
Dissemination & Implementation Committee
  • Gender affirming care
  • Impact of the pandemic on cancer screening and preventive health services
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Collaboration with SDOH subcommittee’s priorities
Behavioral Health Subcommittee
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Substance use harm reduction
  • Trauma-informed care 
Child & Adolescent Health Subcommittee
  • Impact of Medicaid redetermination on children after the public health emergency
  • Prevention of chronic disease in children, through a community and equity lens
  • Data opportunities for quality initiatives 
Women & Gender Health Subcommittee
  • Annual Medicaid MCO Survey:  Women & Gender Health section
  • Measurement of patient engagement & experience perinatal health
  • Implementation of Doulas; Perinatal Community Health Workers
  • Measuring racism in perinatal health
  • Gender Affirming Project
Data & Research Committee
  • Annual Medicaid MCO survey
  • Health Plan strategies to facilitate Medicaid redetermination post the public health emergency
  • Collection and use of sexual orientation / gender identity data
  • Exploring equitable access to coverage and care.
Annual Medicaid MCO Survey Subcommittee
  • Annual Medicaid MCO survey.
  • Reduction of Annual Medicaid MCO survey burden.
  • Collection of information related to COVID-19, telehealth, health equity, and structural racism through the survey.
Social Determinants of Health Committee:
  • SDOH Data:
    • Standardization of SDOH measures – NCQA 
    • SDOH Data Gaps 
  • Housing/Individuals experiencing homelessness 
  • Community Health Workers

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The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization focused on providing evidence of innovative solutions that address important clinical, research, and policy issues in Medicaid through multi-stakeholder engagement, research, data analysis, education, learning collaboratives, quality improvement initiatives, and dissemination and implementation activities. IMI is not a membership or trade association and is funded exclusively through research grants and contracts.
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