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April 7, 2015

State Innovation Model Initiative: A State-Led Approach to Accelerating Health Care System Transformation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
JAMA. 2015;313(13):1317-1318. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.2017

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.