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Funding by Topic: Medicare

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Commonwealth Fund Health Grants
Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
Medicare Incentive Payments in Health Professional Shortage Areas
Medicare bonus payments to physicians in geographic HPSAs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs) Inactive
Awards funding for the implementation of a Benefits Enrollment Center, which will work to find and enroll eligible Medicare beneficiaries (seniors aged 65+ and adults living with disabilities) into benefit programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: National Council on Aging
340B Drug Pricing Program Inactive
Allows certain facilities, such as Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes, to purchase prescription and non-prescription medications at reduced cost.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2017
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: Medicare Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Program and Medicare Prescription Drug Enrollment Assistance Inactive
Provides grants to State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, Area Agencies on Aging, and Aging and Disability Resource Center programs for outreach activities to inform beneficiaries that are likely to be eligible for the Low Income Subsidy program or the Medicare Savings Program, and to assist them in applying for benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model Inactive
An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Grants to Support Hispanic Health Services Research Inactive
Grants to assist Hispanic Serving Institutions in conducting health services and health disparities research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Inactive
Grants to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities in conducting health services and health disparities research to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Inactive
A program to test the feasibility of alternative, cost-based reimbursement models for small rural hospitals that are too large to be Critical Access Hospitals. Evaluation of the program will assess the financial impact on participating hospitals and the effects of healthcare on the populations served.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 17, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare Program: Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Inactive
The Next Generation ACO Model builds upon previous Accountable Care Organization model lessons and will test different risk and financial incentives for ACOs to improve health outcomes and reduce expenditures for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): May 4, 2017
Application Deadline: May 18, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services