Health Care Innovation Challenge Announced

A new funding opportunity has been announced by the CMS Center for Innovation (CMMI).

The Health Care Innovation Challenge, relative to Section 3021 of the Affordable Care Act, will award funding to innovative projects that test ways to deliver the three-part aim of better health, better health care and lower costs through improved quality for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.

Preference will be given to projects that focus on rapid workforce development. Eligible applicants include provider groups, health systems, payers and other private sector organizations, faith-based organizations, local governments, and public-private partnerships and for-profit organizations. States are not eligible to apply. Up to $1 billion is available for this opportunity. Individual awards expect to range from $1-$30 million over a three year period. Applications are due January 27, 2012.

If any home care agencies are interested in this opportunity, the Alliance will be providing assistance and guidance as with the Community-Based Care Transitions Program.

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3 thoughts on “Health Care Innovation Challenge Announced”

  1. This type of opportunity are really helpful for the various nursing home cares. So I don’t thinks that after reading this informative post home care agencies are not interested in this opportunity. Thanks and keep sharing…

  2. This is definitely great news especially now that the government cancelled CLASS Act. If home care agencies would join in, people with disabilities, vascular disease and other chronic diseases will greatly benefit from this. I hope the people involved will come up with the best decision.

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