Senate Enrolled Act 73, Health Care Innovation Studies, included a one-time appropriation of $1,000,000 to the Wyoming Department of Health for the purposes of carrying out health care innovation studies. These studies must aim to achieve the following, per the newly-created Wyoming Statute 9-2-128:
- Reduction of costs associated with long-term care, chronic disease or other health care services to the state of Wyoming;
- Allowing individuals in need of long-term care to remain in their homes and communities;
- Developing necessary long-term care or other health care services in Wyoming; or,
- Use of broadband internet to access health care services.
The application period for health care innovation studies will be open from January 2-June 30, 2020. Below are links to the text of SEA73, the administrative rules governing its implementation, and the application materials.