$1 Billion in CMS Health Care Innovation Grants Available for Round Two

Gayle Farman & Rick Patterson in Foundation for Quality Care News

$1 Billion in CMS Health Care Innovation Grants Available for Round Two

Description:  CMS has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards.  Under this announcement, CMS will spend up to $1 Billion for awards and the 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 (CHIP) enrollees.   The Awards will support public and private organizations in the following four categories:

•    Models that are designed to rapidly reduce Medicare, Medicaid and/or CHIP costs in outpatient and/or post-acute settings
•    Models that improve care for populations with specialized needs (eg. Alzheimer’s, serious behavioral health needs)
•    Models that test approaches for specific types of providers to transform their financial and clinical models (eg. cardiology, oncology)
•    Models that improve the health of populations—defined geographically (health of a community), clinically (health of those with specific diseases), or by socioeconomic class – through activities focused on engaging beneficiaries, prevention (e.g. diabetes or hypertension prevention ) wellness, and comprehensive care that extend beyond the clinical service delivery setting.

Application Deadline:  June 14 through August 15, 2013

Letter of Interest Deadline: June 28, 2013

Eligible Applicants:  Include but are not limited to: provider groups, health systems, payers and other private sector organizations, faith-based organizations, states, local governments, public-private partnerships and for-profit organizations.

Funding Range:  Projects may range in size from $1 million- $30 million

Funding Period:   3 year projects starting April 2014

Link to Additional Information and Announcements of Webinars:

Funding Opportunity Announcement:
(Attached/Click Here)

Questions May Be E-Mailed to:


If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Farman at (518) 462-4800 ext. 34 or gfarman@thefqc.org.

NYSHFA contacts: 

Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development, Foundation for Quality Care
518-462-4800 ext 34 


Rick Patterson
Executive Director, Foundation for Quality Care
518-462-4800 ext 19 

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