The Health Care Innovation Challenge will award up to$1 billion in grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs.
The objectives of this initiative are to:
- Engage a broad set of innovation partners to identify and test new care delivery and payment models that originate in the field and produce better care, better health, and reduced cost through improvement for identified target populations;
- Identify new models of workforce development and deployment and related training and education that support new models either directly or through new infrastructure activities; and
- Support innovators who can rapidly deploy care improvement models (within six months of award) through new ventures or expansion of existing efforts to new populations of patients, in conjunction (where possible) with other public and private sector partners.
Awards will range from approximately $1 million to $30 million for a three-year period.Applications are open to providers, payers, local government, public-private partnerships and multi-payer collaboratives.Each grantee project will be monitored for measurable improvements in quality of care and savings generated.
The Health Care Innovation Challenge encourages applicants to include new models of workforce development and deployment that efficiently support their service delivery model proposal. Enhanced infrastructure to support more cost effective system-wide function is also a critical component of health care system transformation, and applicants are encouraged to include this as an element of their proposals.
To learn more about the Health Care Innovation Challenge and information about the application process please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
To read an overview of the Health Care Innovation Challenge, including important deadlines, please read our Fact Sheet (PDF).
To submit your Letter of Intent to Apply to the Health Care Innovation Challenge, visit the LOI page.