First-of-its-Kind Project To Use Private-Sector Funding to Reduce Asthma for New York City Medicaid Recipients
The New York Healthy Homes Collaborative is a cross-sector partnership of organizations that has launched a comprehensive asthma program to serve at least 850 children and adults enrolled in Medicaid with Affinity by Molina Healthcare in New York City. Through the innovative combination of outcomes-based financing with value-based payment (VBP), partners strive to prove at scale the effectiveness of an asthma program that extends beyond traditional medical services to address families’ needs in the home and community. The program’s main goal is to prevent asthma exacerbations, thereby reducing healthcare utilization and costs, increasing school and work attendance, and—most importantly—improving families’ quality of life. The end goal, and broader opportunity this project represents, is to establish sustainable Medicaid funding for services that address the social determinants of health through a model that is scalable and replicable.
Core Partners include: Affinity by Molina Healthcare, AIRnyc, Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), Northern Trust, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC).