Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CMS Health Care Innovation Awards - Round Two

CMS has announced a second round of funding under the Health Care Innovation Awards. CMS will spend up to $1 billion for awards and evaluation of projects from across the country that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees.

In this second round, CMS is seeking proposals in the following categories:
  • Models that are designed to rapidly reduce costs in outpatient and/or post-acute settings.
  • Models that improve care for populations with specialized needs.
  • Models that test approaches for specific types of providers to transform financial and clinical models.
  • Models that improve the health of specific populations.
Applicants must submit a non-binding letters of intent to apply by June 28, 2013; 3:00pm EDT.

More information on CMS Grants Notice CMS-1C1-14-001 is available online at the website.