OneCare Vermont ACO: Innovation Fund
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
- Through the Innovation Fund, OneCare was able to tap into the creative insights of its provider community and to find and support diverse, cutting-edge ideas to improve priority outcomes and transform care delivery.
- OneCare used a systematic approach to solicit, evaluate, and support ideas for innovative programs, attracting 81 proposals and awarding over $1 million to eight diverse projects in 2019.
- OneCare’s experience may be informative for accountable care and health care organizations seeking to launch or expand grantmaking programs that foster innovation and support health system transformation.
This case study describes the development and implementation of OneCare Vermont’s Innovation Fund, which distributes grants to local organizations to help improve the quality, cost, and care experience for state residents. Through the Fund, OneCare seeks to improve the priority outcomes of quality, patient experience, population health, and cost, as well as to promote health system transformation by supporting novel projects with the potential for significant impact.