CMS Releases Results from Round Two of the Health Care Innovation Initiative

In 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded $1 billion in cooperative agreements known as Health Care Innovation Awards to more than 100 organizations across the country to test innovative approaches to delivering health care. The initiative encouraged applicants to include new models of workforce development and deployment that efficiently support their service delivery model proposal. 

Representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 107 organizations received awards through round one of the initiative. The second round of Health Care Innovation Awards differed from the first round in that CMS specifically sought innovations in four areas: rapidly reducing costs for patients in outpatient hospital and post-acute settings; improving care for populations with specialized needs; testing improved financial and clinical models for specific types of providers; linking clinical care delivery to preventive and population health.

On March 6, 2017, CMMI released their findings. Also, read here.