National Academy of Medicine

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 | Discussion Paper

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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