When: Monday, August 6, 2012 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the State Innovation Models initiative, a competitive funding opportunity for states to design and test multi-payer payment and service delivery models that deliver high-quality health care and improve health system performance.
States can apply for either Model Testing awards which are intended to assist in implementing their already developed models, or states can apply for the Model Design awards that will provide funding and technical assistance as they determine what type of system improvements would work best for them. Up to five states will be chosen for the initial round of Model Testing awards and up to 25 states will be chosen for Model Design awards.
To help States plan and prepare their application for either funding award, the CMS Innovation Center will be hosting a webinar for state officials. Governors’ offices are strongly encouraged to invite to this webinar their health care innovation team, key stakeholders and appropriate State officials such as State health departments directors, Medicaid directors, and insurance commissioners.