New Mexico Department of Health
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Health System Innovation Steering Committee

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The Health System Innovation Steering Committee (HSIC) is reflective of the diversity of the State’s population groups, including tribal, State agencies and legislators, healthcare payers, providers, social services, patient advocacy and other community organizations which will be instrumental in developing the design. The composition of the HSIC is also reflected in the Stakeholder Committees and their Focus Areas.

The HSIC will be co-chaired by the Cabinet Secretaries of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Human Service Department (HSD). The HSIC will meet monthly through January 2016 when the Model Design Test proposal will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The HSIC will review and provide input to recommendation reports that are generated by the Stakeholder Committees, and ask for clarification or additional input within one week from the meeting where recommendations were considered. HSIC members will be encouraged to contact the Stakeholder Committee Facilitator or members directly to discuss committee work and recommendations.

The HSIC will be responsible for review and endorsement of the Model Design before sending it to the Governor’s Office for approval.

  1. The Steering Committee should be considered a “permanent” body that will operate for at least the duration of the SIM cooperative agreement.
  2. Appointments shall be made for one-year (ending January 31, 2016) during the model design phase.
  3. There will be an opportunity for new member appointments; however, members may be reappointed.
  4. HSIC Liaisons shall be assigned to each of the seven Stakeholder Committees.
  5. Steering Committee members will be made aware of Stakeholder Committee meetings and invited to participate, as feasible.
  6. DOH will assign an appropriate representative to ensure the use of health status disparity data and one Steering Committee member shall serve as the Health Equity “monitor,” in collaboration with DOH, to ensure that existing disparities are addressed throughout Committee work, reflected in Committee recommendations, and included in the final State Health System Innovation Plan (SHSIP).

The responsibility of directly addressing health equity will be conveyed to the Committees, however, the monitors will ensure that this priority is integrated consistently throughout the span of work.

Please see the Health System Innovation Driver Diagram for more information on the aims, primary, and secondary drivers of the Health System Innovation program as a whole.


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Project Funding

This project was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.