Despite being the nation's largest health insurer, Medicaid remains largely overlooked by investors and entrepreneurs. Learn more about the myriad opportunities for innovation within this market.
Primed: Addressing Social Factors in the Health Care Safety Net (1.35 MB)
Primed: Medicaid Pilots Open Door for Innovation in California (1.23 MB)
Infographic: Innovation at Work in Medicaid (2.14 MB)
Infographic: 6 Reasons the Medicaid Market Is Ripe for Innovation (4.5 MB)
PowerPoint Presentation: 6 Reasons the Medicaid Market Is Ripe for Innovation (2.88 MB)
Chart: Implications for Innovators, What Does High-Value Innovation Look Like? (565 K)
Medicaid covers one out of every five Americans and accounts for more than $550 billion in federal and state spending annually. To date, however, investors and entrepreneurs have largely ignored this market, focusing instead on developing solutions for private and commercial customers.
Although the federal rules and funding for Medicaid may change, the larger trends driving its payers and providers to innovate will persist. In particular, the demand for emerging technologies that increase access and improve value will remain high. This is especially true in California, which has deeply committed to expanding coverage and widely embraced the shift to managed care.
We have compiled the following resources to bridge the gap between safety-net stakeholders, who best know the needs of the Medicaid market, and innovators, who can offer scalable solutions that have impact:
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Primed: A new and growing collection of market intelligence reports, each diving deeper into a particular area of Medicaid within which emerging technology can have an outsized impact. The following are our first two Primed features:
Each of these resources, as well as a PowerPoint version of the 6 Reasons handout and a printable version of Innovation at Work in Medicaid, is available under Document Downloads.
As new opportunities and trends within the Medicaid market emerge, we intend to build upon this collection of resources. We welcome your ideas and observations.
CHCF Health Innovation Fund
The $100,000 Challenge: Harnessing Innovation to Enhance Medicaid Performance
Medicaid as a Market: Entrepreneurs Meet the Safety Net