Better health care, better health, and reduced costs through improvement
The Innovation Center's mission is to help transform Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through improvements in the health care system, thereby ensuring better health care, better health, and reduced costs for beneficiaries, and ultimately enhancing the health care system for all Americans.
Supporting local innovation
The Health Care Innovation Awards support local projects in communities across the nation that aim to deliver better care and better health at lower costs. These efforts are directed at those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), particularly those with the highest health care needs.
Webinars and Forums
We frequently conduct webinars and open door forums where we discuss our initiatives and funding opportunities, answer your questions, and listen to your suggestions. You can view slides from our past webinars and find information about upcoming webinars, forums, and conference calls.
Welcome to the CMS Innovation Center
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the CMS Innovation Center) fosters health care transformation by finding new ways to pay for and deliver care that improve care and health while lowering costs. The Center identifies, develops, supports, and evaluates innovative models of payment and care service delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries using an open, transparent, and competitive process.
Established by the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Innovation Center is a new engine for revitalizing and sustaining Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and ultimately for improving the health care system for all Americans.
The Center's Mission
- Better health care by improving all aspects of patient care, including Safety, Effectiveness, Patient-Centeredness, Timeliness, Efficiency, and Equity (the domains of quality in patient care as defined by the Institute of Medicine).
- Better health by encouraging healthier lifestyles in the entire population, including increased physical activity, better nutrition, avoidance of behavioral risks, and wider use of preventative care.
- Lower costs through improvement by promoting preventative medicine, improved coordination of health care services, and by reducing waste and inefficiencies. These efforts will reduce the national cost of health care and lower out-of-pocket expenses for all Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP beneficiaries.