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Navicent Health Improves Care for the Vulnerable with Medicaid Transformation Project

Navicent Health is pleased to announce the results of its participation in the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). The results of the full Project can be found in the recently published Phase One Report, which summarizes the Project's first two years of work. MTP is led by AVIA with support from Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and General Partner at Town Hall Ventures

Navicent Health and 29 other innovative health systems have been working together for two years as part of MTP, a national, collaborative effort to transform healthcare and related social needs for the nearly 75 million Americans who rely on Medicaid. Member health systems represent 378 hospitals in 28 states. Since its launch in 2018, MTP has generated over 150 actions across its members, including new apps, virtual visits, and mobile devices to monitor patients, plus operational changes to extend care beyond the four walls of the health system.

""Navicent Health has a long history of serving the underserved, and we are committed to finding new ways to reach these populations. Together with our partners at AVIA, other members of the MTP, and our collaborative partners at Atrium Health, we are implementing new technologies to provide greater access to care for Georgians,"" said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

Phase One Results

Phase One of MTP focused on providers like Navicent Health and how they could advance the health of vulnerable communities in high-impact and sustainable ways. Phase One findings reveal that members are embracing new digital solutions and innovative care models across four key areas:

81 percent of members are improving care in the community to help people rely less on the emergency department

64 percent of members are helping people with acute behavioral health needs

75 percent of members are closing gaps in care for moms and babies

38 percent of members are increasing access and support for people with substance use disorders

""Healthcare needs to work for everyone. COVID-19, financial hardship and racial disparities have only heightened the need to improve care for the vulnerable and communities of color,"" said Slavitt. ""The health systems in MTP strive to be leaders in this fight. Using innovation to serve underserved populations has never been more important.""

The report reveals that 72 percent of all actions involve using technology in disruptive but beneficial ways. The Project vetted over 400 digital health solutions with a rigorous evaluation model, including evidence-based research, to help members make informed technology decisions that can improve care delivery for those who need it most. MTP produced a best-in-class list of companies that could solve member challenges and advance evidence-based care models. Additionally, 43 percent of these companies are led by women and people of color.

Additional findings, trends and success stories are available in the Medicaid Transformation Project Phase One Report

The Medicaid Transformation Project is continuing into Phase Two, which will welcome payers, community health centers and other regional partners to find new ways to collaborate that drive greater, more sustainable and local impact.

Health systems, payers, and other organizations interested in joining the Medicaid Transformation Project can visit MedicaidTransformationProject.com or email contact@aviahealthinnovation.com for information.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.

About the Medicaid Transformation Project The Medicaid Transformation Project is a national effort to transform healthcare and address related social needs for the most vulnerable. Health systems will implement innovative solutions that address challenges like behavioral health and substance use disorder. This will create long-term systemic impact with the goal of improving the health of 75 million Americans. About AVIA AVIA is the nation's leading digital transformation partner for healthcare organizations. AVIA provides unique market intelligence, proven collaborative tools, and results-based consulting to help solve healthcare's biggest strategic challenges. Learn more about AVIA and AVIA Connect, the industry's premier knowledge sharing and collaboration platform for up-to-the-minute digital insights and best practices, at aviahealthinnovation.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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