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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has recently made significant changes to the Medicaid provider agreement. These changes are designed to improve the quality of care and reduce healthcare costs for Idaho residents.

One of the most significant changes to the Medicaid provider agreement is the inclusion of value-based care. This approach uses data and evidence-based best practices to ensure that patients receive the most effective care possible. Providers who participate in value-based care will be rewarded for improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

The Medicaid provider agreement also includes new requirements for care coordination. Providers will now be required to coordinate care across all aspects of a patient`s health, including behavioral health, physical health, and social determinants of health. This approach is designed to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care that addresses all of their needs.

Another important change to the Medicaid provider agreement is the emphasis on preventive care. Providers will now be encouraged to focus on preventing health problems before they occur. This approach is designed to reduce healthcare costs by catching health problems early and avoiding expensive treatments and hospitalizations.

There are also new requirements for patient engagement in the Medicaid provider agreement. Providers will be required to engage with patients to identify their healthcare goals and develop a personalized care plan that meets those goals. This approach is designed to empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare and improve patient outcomes.

Overall, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare`s changes to the Medicaid provider agreement are designed to improve the quality of care and reduce healthcare costs for Idaho residents. By focusing on value-based care, care coordination, preventive care, and patient engagement, providers can improve patient outcomes and provide more effective, efficient care.