After months of planning, the state’s Health Policy Commission has released the RFP for their Health Care Innovation Investment Program (HCII).
An initial round of $5 million will be distributed to applicants that partner with other organizations to propose innovative, multi-stakeholder payment and care delivery models with an emerging evidence base of cost savings. Among the focus areas are post-acute care, end-of-life care, behavioral health integration and social determinants of health.
Since this is being administered by the HPC, aside from the benefit of getting a grant any successful applicants will have the added benefit of having their project be high-profile and also a higher likelihood of influencing policy for others.
The HPC has posted the following schedule for due dates and information sessions:
- Information Sessions:
March 16, 2016 – 10:45 AM, HPC Offices
March 25, 2016 – 10:45 AM – Webinar (Register Here)
- Letter Of Intent Due Date: April 8, 2016 by 3:00 PM EDT
- Proposal Due Date: May 13, 2016 by 3:00 PM EDT
- Anticipated Awardee Announcements: July 2016
- Anticipated Period of Performance: October 2016 to September 2018
The Home Care Alliance strongly encourages both home health care and private pay home care agencies to apply. More information is available on the HPC’s HCII webpage and any questions or guidance on the program can be directed to James Fuccione at the Alliance.
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