CHA News Article

HHS Announces State Innovation Models Initiative Awards

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced awards to 26 states – including California – as part of the State Innovation Models Initiative. The program provides financial support to states that design and test multi-payer payment and delivery models that improve quality and performance while lowering costs. Over the next six months, California will receive up to $2,667,693 to develop a state health care innovation plan, with funding subject to successful completion of the terms and conditions for the State Innovation Models Initiative. Information on the state awardees can be found in the attached fact sheet. For more information on the State Innovation Models initiative, visit

Additionally, HHS released its Medicaid Moving Forward report, detailing improvements to and advancements in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The report, attached below, shares examples of how states are using these tools to advance their own state initiatives.