CMS announced the recipients of the second round of the State Innovation Models (SIM) awards on December 16, 2014.  The recipients—28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia—will receive over $665 million in funding to design and test state-led health care payment and service delivery models that seek to improve health, improve care, and lower costs.  Over $622 million in model “test” awards will support states that are ready to implement their proposed State Health Care Innovation Plans, and nearly $43 million in model “design” awards will support recipients in developing or further refining their plans and strategies.  The CMS Fact Sheet is available by clicking here.  The HHS Press Release is available by clicking here