State Innovation Models Initiative: Round Two

State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, or CMMI, has identified the states that will receive test or design cooperative agreements in the second round of State Innovation Model, or SIM, funding. Here is a link to CMMI’s webpage with the list of states that will receive an award. Be sure to check out the descriptions for what the test states plan to do with their funding.

In the second round of the State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative, over $660 million in awards will provide financial and technical assistance to 32 awardees (28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia) to design and test health care payment and service delivery models will improve health system performance, increase quality of care, and decrease costs for Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries-and for all residents of participating states.