Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations

To support analyses, experiments, demonstrations and pilot projects in efforts to resolve major health care financing issues and to develop innovative methods for the administration of Medicare and Medicaid.

These awards are in the form of research grants and cooperative agreements; Hispanic health
services grants; historically black colleges and university grants.

For fiscal years 2007 and 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified a number of areas where specific information or experience is necessary to improve program effectiveness or guide decisions anticipated in the near future.

These priority areas for CMS' discretionary contracts, cooperative agreements and grants include: (1) protecting and empowering specific populations; (2) pay for performance for multiple provider settings; (3) understanding health differences and disparities--closing the gaps; (4) preventing disease, illness, and injury; (5) agency-specific priorities.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Examples of funded projects in fiscal year 2006 include: (1) Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey; (2) Design for a Nursing Home Quality Based Purchasing Demonstration; (3) Implementation Support for the ESRD Bundled Payment and Pay-for-Performance Demonstration; (4) Implementation support and Evaluation of Physician Group Practice Demonstration; (5) Implementation and Evaluation of the Medicare Hospital Gainsharing Demonstration (6) Grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Health Services Research Programs; (7) Real Choice Systems Change Grants; and (8) Medicaid Analytic Database (MAX) Data Development.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Contact the appropriate CMS Regional Administrator.

(See Appendix IV for Regional Offices.)