HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M), a national nonprofit organization seeking to revolutionize the healthcare system by bringing technology innovation to Medicaid, announced its organizational launch November 13th.
This year venture capitalists and health systems will invest more than $7 billion in digital health solutions including wearables and biosensors like Fitbits, precision medicine and genomics, mobile diagnostics, and clinical decision support via telemedicine.
Medicaid beneficiaries are, by definition, the most vulnerable healthcare population in America. Despite this, innovative health technology companies tend to bring their products elsewhere—usually the employer-sponsored or Medicare Advantage markets.
More than 40 health technology CEOs from around the country have joined forces to bring technological innovation to the Medicaid program, which provides healthcare to one in five Americans.
A new national nonprofit called HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M) is being created with the mission to improve quality and access for Medicaid recipients by helping to support new ideas in the space.
While not typically an election issue, Medicaid — particularly the Medicaid expansion created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — was an important issue in the 2018 midterm elections in a number of campaigns throughout the country.
A stronger economy was a primary factor driving lower Medicaid enrollment growth and relatively steady spending growth as states finished state fiscal year (FY) 2018 and adopted budgets for FY 2019.