Evaluation of Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA): Primary Care Redesign Programs, First Annual Report Volume I: Technical Report
In July 2012, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded cooperative agreements to a select group of programs proposing innovative ways to improve the quality and lower the cost of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. This initiative, the Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA), is a central part of CMMI’s overall objective of finding effective and efficient ways to achieve better quality of care, improved population health, and lower costs. The initiative also seeks to increase and improve the performance of the health care workforce through enhanced training and education, as well as to rethink the roles and functions of different types of health care workers. CMMI subsequently classified 14 of the 107 HCIA awards as primary care redesign (PCR) programs, representing a broad range of intervention models, target populations, and organizational settings.