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Considering a CMMI Innovation Award Project?

There are a number of things to consider when thinking through whether to apply for CMMI’s second round of Innovation Awards. Here are five key considerations: This program is for ambulatory and post-acute services and will not fund projects focused on acute inpatient care. The primary goal of the initiative is to identify new payment…

CMMI Innovation Challenge – Round 2

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (“CMMI”) announced Round 2 of the Innovation Challenge on May 15, 2013. This go-round, CMMI is interested specifically in proposals of new payment and service delivery models that will provide better health, better healthcare, and lower costs through improved quality for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program…

Physician-Hospital Integration: How Health Care Reform is Reshaping California's Delivery System

California Healthcare Foundation has published a paper written by Laura Jacobs, MPH and Cleo Burtley, MBA that explores the impact of the economy and health reform on physician-hospital integration activity in California. In addition to research findings, the paper presents perspectives from leaders at hospitals, physician groups, health plans, and provider industry associations. Also described are…

The Camden Group Adds Clinical, Managed Care and Strategy Experts

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 19, 2012 – The Camden Group, a leading national healthcare business advisory firm, continues to expand its expertise in key areas affected by healthcare reform. Joining the executive team are Virginia Tyler, FACHE, Peggy Crabtree, RN, and Marge Mercury, RN, who bring proven track records of success in strategic planning, service…

Highlights from CMMI's Webinar on the Health Care Innovation Challenge

Today's Health Care Innovation Challenge webinar provided additional details on requirements, eligibility, and other application specifics. Highlights from today's CMMI webinar: 1. Application scoring criteria are heavily weighted for program design, capacity for successful implementation, and long-term financial sustainability (75% of total) 2. CMMI is not reserving funds for an Innovation Challenge Round 2 (this…

Thoughts on the CMMI Health Care Innovation Challenge

Some initial thoughts on the CMMI Health Care Innovation Challenge, from Eric Nielsen, M.D., and James Smith, MBA, FACHE, two of the senior thought leaders at our firm: The CMMI Health Care Innovation Challenge gives a funding opportunity for providers, payers, and local governments who care for Medicaid and Medicare recipients – particularly the old,…

CMMI Health Care Innovation Challenge

CMMI released yet another initiative yesterday – the Health Care Innovation Challenge. The three-year funding opportunity continues CMMI's promotion of the Three-part Aim – Better Quality, Lower Costs, and Better Health – for CMS beneficiaries.  It is aimed at attracting large-scale initiatives (funding ranges from $1M to $30M) with an emphasis on vulnerable/high risk/high need populations,…