This notice provides requirements for the second round of funding for the State Innovation Models (SIM) program.
SIM is based on the premise that state innovation with broad stakeholder input and engagement, including multi-payer models, will accelerate delivery system transformation to provide
better care at lower costs.
SIM is focused on public and private sector collaboration to transform the states delivery system.
SIM provides financial and technical support to states to test the ability of state governments to use their regulatory and policy levers to accelerate health transformation.
In Round 1, CMS partnered with 6 Model Test states to implement state-wide health transformation strategies and 19 Model Design states to develop and refine State Healthcare Innovation Plans to guide future implementation efforts.
Drawing on lessons from the funding opportunity released in Round 1, State Innovation Models:
Funding for Model Design and Testing Assistance (CMS-1G1-12-001) (Round 1 FOA), Round 2 of SIM specifies additional parameters that CMS believes correlate with successful state-wide health transformation.
These parameters are described in this Funding Announcement in the form of requirements for Round 2 applications.
CMS will fund up to 12 Model Test states with approximately $20-100 million grants per state, with funding based in part on the size of the state population and the scope of the transformation proposal.
Additionally, CMS will provide up to $3 million per state for up to 15 Model Design cooperative agreements to design new State Health System Innovation Plans or enhance existing plans developed in Round 1. All Round 1 Model Design states must apply for Round 2 of SIM.
The Round 1 FOA indicated that states receiving Round 1 Model Design awards must submit a Model Testing proposal for the Round 2 FOA.
CMS is amending that requirement to submit a testing proposal in Round 2, so that a Model Design state may either apply for a Model Test award or may apply for a second Model Design award in order to enhance their State Health System Innovation Plan for future testing.