On January 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration. This new demonstration aims to develop and test new models of integrated, coordinated health care in the most sparsely-populated rural counties with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing Medicare expenditures. Eligibility is restricted to Critical Access Hospitals in Alaska, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
The CMS Innovation Center hosted a webinar on Monday, March 3, 2014 to provide information on how to calculate budget neutrality for the five prongs in the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration. CMS also provided examples of ways that applicants can respond to the solicitation. Subject matter experts from the CMS Innovation Center and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) provided details and answered questions.
For more information, please visit the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration web page.