The State of Ohio has earned a $75 million implementation grant to continue work already underway to reform health care delivery and payment.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this week state recipients of second round funding for payment and system reform initiatives. Ohio is included in the list of winners, with a $75 million implementation grant to continue funding its State Innovation Model (SIM) focused on widespread use of patient centered medical homes, as well as implementation and expansion of episode based payments.
Round two funding provides more than $665 million to support state-led, multi-payer health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health system performance, increase quality of care, and decrease costs for payers and consumers. The Governor’s Office of Health Transformation envisions rollout of its SIM as follows:
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Additional information on State Innovation Model initiatives can be found on this link.