The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday the first recipients of the State Innovation Models initiative awards. Twenty-five states received nearly $300 million in awards will support the development of models of care that will transform healthcare delivery throughout the states.
Colorado to Receive $2 Million to Continue Work on a Comprehensive State Health Care Innovation Plan
Over $250 million in Model Testing awards will fund 6 states – Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont – in implementing their plans for healthcare delivery transformation. These states will use these funds to test multi-payer payment and service delivery models on a broader scale within their state. An additional 19 states will receive nearly $35 million to develop their State Health Care Innovation Plans that will guide for comprehensive health care transformation.
Colorado is one of three states that will receive pre-testing assistance to continue to work on a comprehensive State Health Care Innovation Plan. States receiving pre-testing awards will have six months to submit their State Health Care Innovation Plans to CMS.
Learn more about the State Innovation Models initiative and view the 25 awardees here.