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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.

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: Medicare Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Program and Medicare Prescription Drug Enrollment Assistance
Grants for 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 3, 2018
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
340B Drug Pricing Program
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 and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Minority Research Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Senior Medicare Patrol Projects Inactive
Funding to provide local outreach, education, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through a volunteer workforce that is trained to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 26, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CMS Health Equity Award Inactive
An honorary award to recognize an organization that demonstrates a commitment to health equity by reducing disparities among the CMS beneficiaries they serve, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and those living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS Office of Minority Health
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
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
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