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Medicare and Rural Health Funding & Opportunities

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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
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
MACRA Quality Improvement Direct Technical Assistance (MQIDTA) Inactive
Funding for multiple contracts to provide training and technical assistance to small practices, specifically those that serve in rural areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas, and Medically Underserved Areas. Assistance is intended to ensure a successful transition from Merit-based Incentive Payment System to Alternative Payment Models.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 6, 2016
Application Deadline: Jul 28, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Accountable Health Communities Model Inactive
Grant objective is to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and Medicaid.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) / State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Hard-to-Reach Beneficiary Project Inactive
Funds to develop a plan that can be used by the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) programs to better serve hard-to-reach populations.
Geographic coverage: National
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 30, 2015
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2015
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Program (FCHIP) Inactive
Funding to develop and test new models for the delivery of health care services in frontier areas, with the goal of improving quality and reducing cost. Program models include telemedicine, home health, nursing facility care, and ambulance services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2014
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Care Innovation Awards Inactive
Funding to test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 28, 2013
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2013
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Last Updated: 10/17/2017