The State Innovation Models Program: A Look at Round 2 Grantees

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Under the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative, launched in 2012 by CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS has awarded nearly $950 million in grants to states, the District of Columbia, and the territories to design, implement, and evaluate multi-payer health care delivery and payment reforms aimed at improving the quality of care and health system performance while decreasing costs for Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare beneficiaries. Under the SIM initiative, the Innovation Center has been making two types of grants to states: Model Design grants through which states develop or refine a State Health Care Innovation Plan; and Model Test grants, which provide funding to states to implement their system transformation plans and evaluate their impact. This fact sheet provides information about the recent grants awarded under SIM Round 2, with a focus on Model Test grants.

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Date: Oct 2015
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation