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Midwest Health Initiative
8888 Ladue Road, Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63124
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Who We Are

MHI brings together those who provide, pay for and use health care to improve the quality, affordability and experience of healthcare. Created as a nonprofit organization to advance transparency and multi-stakeholder collaboration toward better health care value, MHI stewards the largest multi-payer commercial claims dataset for Missouri and its bordering communities. 

MHI provides a forum for diverse stakeholders to work together to solve some of our region’s most pressing health care challenges, such as the recent collaboration to reduce unnecessary Emergency Department visits and the current Choosing Wisely Campaign, to increase adherence to evidence based practices while reducing waste.

Designated as a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Qualified Entity, MHI is eligible to receive Medicare data. It is also a member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. 


To provide a forum where trusted information and shared responsibility are used to improve health and the quality and affordability of health care.


A community that consistently leads the nation in health, care quality, and affordability.


  1. Our community's interest comes first. While our Board and Council members represent many views, at MHI they advocate for the best interest of the community. MHI will strive to improve the well-being of patients and our community.   

  2. Progress cannot be achieved without active engagement and collaboration. No single entity has the sole responsibility or ability to heal our health care system. MHI will be a trusted partner, eager to collaborate and support the success of others. 

  3. Transparency is the foundation of accountability. Greater transparency in health care will be good for patients, the practice of medicine, and our community. MHI will be open in its work and accountable to its partners.

  4. Learning from others is the basis of all advancement. MHI will be a place where sharing of information and ideas advances the health and health care of our community.

  5. Resources are limited. Current levels of health care spending threaten the economic security of individuals, families, businesses, communities, governments, and our nation. MHI will strive to avoid waste and duplication in its work.



MHI is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Designated Qualified Entity