States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 16th, 2023
Close Date
August 12th, 2024
Total Funding
$96,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$12,000,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
8
Opportunity No.
CMS-4S4-24-001

Agency

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (HHS-CMS)

Eligible Applicants

State Governments

Funding Category

Affordable Care Act

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a grant opportunity titled "States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model". This opportunity is part of the Affordable Care Act and falls under the category of Discretionary funding. The grant is a Cooperative Agreement and does not require cost sharing or matching. The AHEAD Model is a voluntary, state-based alternative payment and service delivery model aimed at curbing healthcare cost growth, improving population health, and advancing health equity by reducing disparities in health outcomes. It will operate for 11 years, from 2024 to 2034. State Medicaid agencies, state public health agencies, and other state agencies are eligible to apply on behalf of their states. The eligible applicants are all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories that have at least 10,000 resident Medicare FFS beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B residing in the state or sub-state region. The AHEAD Model will include statewide or sub-state accountability targets for all-payer and Medicare fee-for-service cost growth, primary care investment, and equity and population health outcomes. Each award recipient will receive up to $12 million in Cooperative Agreement funding over the course of up to six years. The funding will support planning and implementation activities, Medicare fee-for-service and Medicaid hospital global budgets for participating hospitals, and a primary care program for participating primary care practices. Applicants must select one of three Cohorts to participate in based on their stage of readiness to implement the Model. CMS will select up to eight award recipients through a competitive process. The close date for Cohort 3 is August 12, 2024, at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. For more information and to apply, visit the AHEAD Model website at https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/ahead. If you have any questions, you can contact the grantor at AHEAD@cms.hhs.gov.

Description

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is announcing the opportunity to apply to participate in the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model (referred to as “AHEAD” or the “AHEAD Model”), including availability of Cooperative Agreement funding of up to $12 million per award recipient. State Medicaid agencies, state public health agencies, and other state agencies may apply to participate in AHEAD on behalf of their states.The AHEAD Model is a voluntary, state-based alternative payment and service delivery model designed to curb health care cost growth, improve population health, and advance health equity by reducing disparities in health outcomes. The AHEAD Model will test a flexible framework that includes statewide or sub-state accountability targets for all-payer and Medicare fee-for-service cost growth, primary care investment, and equity and population health outcomes. The Model will include specific components to help each award recipient to achieve these goals, including an initial investment via the Cooperative Agreement award to support planning and implementation activities, Medicare fee-for-service and Medicaid hospital global budgets for participating hospitals, and a primary care program for participating primary care practices.The AHEAD Model will operate for 11 years (2024-2034). Applicants must select one of three Cohorts to participate in based on their stage of readiness to implement the Model. CMS will select, via a competitive process, up to eight award recipients. Up to $12 million in Cooperative Agreement award funding will be available to each selected award recipient over the course of up to six years. The Model will conclude for all Cohorts on December 31, 2034.

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