National Academy of Medicine
Discussion Paper

Opportunity Knocks Again for Population Health: Round Two in State Innovation Models

By James A. Hester, John Auerbach, Debbie I. Chang, Sanne Magnan, Judith Monroe
April 16, 2015

The first round of awards in the State Innovation Models (SIMs) Initiative by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created a wave of excitement and a sense of opportunity knocking. We previously wrote that “we believe that the SIMs developed by states provide a unique opportunity to test new alignments, payments, and incentives that focus our current delivery system on achieving health for all.”


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