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Medicare Program; Request for Applications for the Medicare Care Choices Model
A Notice by the
Dates: Applications will be considered timely if they are received on or before
Entry Type: Notice
Document Citation: 79 FR 15750
Page: 15750 -15751 (2 pages)
Agency/Docket Number: CMS-5512-N
Document Number: 2014-06158
Shorter URL: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-06158
This notice informs interested parties of an opportunity to apply for participation in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The primary goal of the Medicare Care Choices Model is to test whether
Applications will be considered timely if they are received on or before
Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applicants must submit their application in a manner that provides proof of timely delivery, for example,
Applications should be mailed to the following address:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Innovation Center Web site at http://innovation.cms.gov/.
General Information: In submitting application, refer to file code (CMS-5512-N).
Application requirements: Applications must be typed for clarity with a minimum font size of 12 using Microsoft Word and should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages, exclusive of cover letter, the executive summary, resumes, and letters of engagement from referring providers. Follow guidance in this Request for Application for elements to include in the application, specifically those elements outlined in the selection criteria.
Submission of Application: Applicants must submit a total of 10 hard copies printed single-sided with page numbers in the bottom right-hand corner to ensure that each reviewer receives an application in the manner intended by the applicant (for example, collated, tabulated, or color copies). Applicants must designate 1 copy as the official proposal. Applicants must provide 10 hard copies and 1 electronic copy saved onto a USB flash drive of the full application as the basic requirement of what constitutes submission of an application. Hard copies and electronic copies must be identical.
Note: We will not accept applications by any other means such as facsimile (FAX) transmission or by email.
Eligible Organizations: Eligible providers for this Model are
We are interested in identifying models designed to improve care for specific populations. One such population is terminally ill
The Medicare Care Choices Model design is based on established relationships hospices have with their referring network of providers. Many hospices already have care coordination programs in place to coordinate hospice support services with the curative care services. This Model leverages those established relationships to allow
The Medicare Care Choices Model seeks to test whether traditional
II. Provisions of This Notice
The Medicare Care Choices Model participating hospices will use care coordination services both within the hospice and between the hospice and other providers and suppliers to effectively manage hospice-eligible
In selecting hospices to participate in the program, CMS seeks eligible beneficiaries from a mix of rural and urban areas representing
We expect to select at least 30
CMS will use a competitive process to select eligible organizations to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. We will accept timely applications in the standard format outlined in the Medicare Care Choices Model RFA in order to be considered for review by an internal technical panel. Applications that are not received in this format will not be considered for review.
For more specific details regarding the Medicare Care Choices Model (including the RFA), we refer applicants to the informational materials on the Innovation Center Web site at: http://innovation.cms.gov/. Applicants are responsible for monitoring the Web site to obtain the most current information available.
III. Collection of Information Requirements
Section 1115A(d)(3) of the Act, as added by section 3021 of the Affordable Care Act, states that chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code (the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), shall not apply to the testing and evaluation of models or expansion of such models under this section. Consequently, this document need not be reviewed by the
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