The Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded $1 million of innovation grants to improve primary and prenatal care for women in the Medicaid program.
The state’s budget included $1 million in funding available up to three years. Providers receiving awards of $333,000 are Avera Health, Center for Family Medicine and Native Women’s Health Care.
This funding will help providers use technology to increase access to needed care. Providers receiving funding must submit evidence of clinical outcomes, sustainability, and cost effectiveness.
The funds will support projects to test new ways that use technology to manage gestational diabetes, integrate primary care and behavioral health, and implement comprehensive care models to support pregnant women. The grants will test ideas aimed at improving health outcomes and lowering costs to the program