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Recent Milestones & Updates

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Announced: Participants in Model 1 and Phase 1 of Models 2-4 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Announced: 35 new sites selected to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Announced: New ACOs participating in the Advance Payment ACO Model.

Monday, December 17, 2012
Updated: Strong Start 11/28 webinar Reducing Early Elective Deliveries materials posted.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Announced: Ohio approved to participate in Financial Alignment initiative.

Friday, November 30, 2012
Announced: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Models 2-4 Episodes.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Announced: Strong Start webinar Reducing Early Elective Deliveries on 11/28.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Announced: Washington participating in Financial Alignment initiative.

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Announced: 7 organizations participating in the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents.

Monday, September 24, 2012
State Innovation Models Initiative applications due.

Monday, September 17, 2012
State Innovation Models Initiative Updated: Application Submission Guidance posted and FAQs updated.

Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: State Innovation Models 08/28 webinar materials posted.

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Announced: Models 2-4 application review & next steps 09/12.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Announced: State Innovation Models application deadline extended and 08/28 webinar.

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Announced: Memoranda of Understanding between CMS and Massachusetts for Financial Alignment Initiative.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Updated: State Innovation Models 08/14 webinar and 08/15 webinar materials posted.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative announces the 500 Participating Primary Care Practices.

Friday, August 17, 2012
Community-based Care Transitions Program: Announced: 17 new partners.

Thursday, August 09, 2012
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: Cooperative Agreement Application due.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: Optional Letter of Intent to Apply due.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns 07/25 webinar materials posted.

Monday, July 30, 2012
Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration announced the 5 sites participating in this Demonstration.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Advance Payment ACO Model: Participants announced for the performance period that began July 1, 2012.

Sunday, July 01, 2012
Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration begins.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
BPCI Models 2-4: Applications due.

Monday, June 25, 2012
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Webinar video for primary care practitioners held 6/19 posted.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
BPCI Models 2-4: Online application ICD-9 Code exclusions, important application information now posted.

Friday, June 15, 2012
Health Care Innovation Awards: Second (final) batch of awardees announced.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents: Applications due.

Monday, June 11, 2012
Advance Payment ACO Model: New round of applications announced. Notices of intent to apply to the Medicare Shared Savings Program are due 06/29. Applications to Advance Payment Model are due 09/19.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
BPCI Models 2-4: Updated Application Guidance document (PDF) posted for Models 2-4 applicants.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Health Care Innovation Awards: First batch of awardees announced.

Monday, May 07, 2012
Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents: Notice of Intent to Apply due.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Independence at Home Demonstration: The 15 participating individual practices announced.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration participants announced.

Friday, January 27, 2012
Health Care Innovation Awards: Applications due.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Innovation Advisors announced.

Sunday, January 01, 2012
Pioneer ACO Model: Performance Period begins.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Health Care Innovation Awards: Letter of Intent to Apply due.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Independence at Home Demonstration announced.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Pioneer ACO Model: The 32 participants announced.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Innovation Advisor application due.

Friday, November 11, 2011
BPCI Model 1: Application due.

Friday, November 04, 2011
BPCI Models 2-4: Letter of Intent to Apply due.

Friday, October 28, 2011
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative initiative announced.

Monday, October 24, 2011
FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration participants announced.

Monday, October 17, 2011
Innovation Advisor initiative announced.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Medicaid Incentives Program for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Participating states announced.

Friday, September 30, 2011
Medicare Hospital Gainsharing Demonstration ends.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative announced.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Independence at Home Demonstration: The 3 participating consortia announced.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration announced.

Monday, June 06, 2011
FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration announced.

Monday, May 02, 2011
Medicaid Incentives Program for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases: application due.

Sunday, May 01, 2011
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration: Demonstration begins.

Wednesday, April 04, 2011
Medicaid Incentives Program for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Voluntary Notice of Intent to Apply due.

April 2011
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration: Eighteen hospitals announced as participants.

Monday, March 28, 2011
Medicare Hospital Gainsharing Demonstration: Report to Congress on Quality Improvement and Savings submitted.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration announced.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Medicaid Incentives Program for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Funding Opportunity announced.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Medicare Imaging Demonstration participants announced.

Saturday, January 01, 2011
Physician Group Practice Transition Demonstration begins.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice participating states announced.

Monday, November 01, 2010
Medicare Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital of Denver, CO, and Lovelace Health System of Albuquerque, NM, begin demonstration.

November 2010
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration: Applications due.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Medicare Imaging Demonstration applications due.

August 2010
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration: New Solicitation announced per the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Innovation Advisors Program demonstration announced.

Wednesday, July 2, 2010
Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration announced.

Thursday, April, 15, 2010
Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Demonstration: First site begins Demonstration.

Monday, February 01, 2010
Medicare Health Care Quality Demonstration: First round of participants begins.

Friday, January 01, 2010
Medicare Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration: Oklahoma Heart Hospital of Oklahoma City, OK, begins demonstration.

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