The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards. Under this announcement, CMS will spend up to $1 billion for awards and evaluation of projects from across the country that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. Applicants who are requesting more than $10,000,000 in funding are required to submit an external actuarial certification with their application. The application deadline for “round 2” of the grant program is August 15, 2013.
Merlinos & Associates is working with multiple applicants to provide certifications in support of their applications for Health Care Innovation Award funding. If you need assistance, please let us know.