On December 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would provide more than $665 million to support states in transforming their public and private health care delivery systems. This funding represents the second round of an expansive delivery systems test conducted by the CMS Innovation Center, the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative. SIM aims to evaluate whether delivery system transformation is accelerated when implemented in the context of federal-state collaboration.
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