November 17, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday the Health Care Innovation Challenge from the CMS Innovation Center, a new initiative designed to test creative ways to deliver high quality medical care and reduce costs across the country. The Challenge will award up to $1 billion in total grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs.
To give interested potential applicants the opportunity to hear more about the funding opportunity announcement, CMS Innovation Center staff will be hosting a webinar overview of the Challenge and be available to answer questions. No advance registration is required; however, interested attendees are able to sign up at any time prior to the start time on the webinar site in order to receive a reminder email.
The webcast can be viewed at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/CMS/83452/reg.html.
Participants wishing to use audio-only mode may dial 888-567-1602 or 201-604-5049 and request "Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Webcast" (no passcode). Reminder, participants will only be able to ask questions via chat feature online. A recording will be available following the webinar.
For more information, including a fact sheet and the Funding Opportunity Announcement, please see the Health Care Innovation Challengeinitiative website or email your questions.