The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Health Care Innovation Award

Award recipients:

Akron Children’s HospitalNationwide Children’s Hospital, and Partners For Kids.

Welcome to the Partners For Kids informational webpage for the Health Care Innovation AwardHere you will find comprehensive information about CMMI’s award and awardees including background on the grant, a continually updated review of the award in action at the receiving institutions, and resources for employees who work directly with the grant’s activities.

Please visit The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation homepage for more information on this awarding government Center.

What Is It?

The Health Care Innovation Award is a $13.1 million collaborative agreement with a Triple Aim Goal:

1. Lower the cost of providing care (Cost)
2. Improve care outcomes (Quality)
3. Better the population health (Health)

Who Is Involved?

The following organizations and its representatives are involved:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Partners for Kids
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Ohio Medicaid
  • Voices for Children
  • Ohio Children’s Hospital Association

How Will It Work?

Partners For Kids will be expanding its coverage to include disabled children from 34 to 46 Ohio counties. This means an expansion of coverage from 300,000 to 500,000 Medicaid children. Visit the Partners For Kids Geographical Expansion page for more detail.

What Is The Timeline?

  • July 1, 2012: Agreement Start
  • September 1, 2012: Implementation Start
  • June 30, 2015: Project End

The following links provide more detailed information about the Health Care Innovation Award’s related activities at the three awarded institutions.

Health Care Innovation Award In Action

Partners For Kids Geographical Expansion

HCIA Awardee SharePoint (Restricted Access)

HCIA Advisory Council (Restricted Access)

Contact Information

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1c1-12-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.


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