These three programs, the Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) Program, the Telemedicine Pilot Initiative, and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Investment Opportunity, together create an unprecedented opportunity for Massachusetts providers, health plans, and their partners to test and spread innovations that advance the Commonwealth’s cost containment goals while improving access to high-quality care.


Please click on any Initiative below to access requests for proposals and other resources.

InitiativeGoalEligibilityAvailable Funding
Health Care Innovation Investment Program (click for more information)Reduce health care costs while maintaining quality and access to care in eight priority areas of high spending

Any provider, provider organization or carrier

Round 1 LOI Submissions have been submitted

$5 million available to providers and health plans

Up to $750,000 per award

Telemedicine Pilot Initiative (click for more information)Enhance community-based access to behavioral health services for Massachusetts residents with unmet behavioral health needsAny provider, provider organization or carrier

$1 million available to providers and health plans

Up to $500,000 per award

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Investment Opportunity​ (click for more information)

Improve quality of care to address the complex health and social needs of newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome and their families via two pathways:

Category A: Inpatient quality improvement bundle

Category B: Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Moms Do Care project

Massachusetts Acute Hospitals licensed to provide Maternal and Newborn Services (“Birthing Hospitals”)

$3.5 million available to birthing hospitals

Category A: Up to $250,000 per award for up to two (2) non-CHART hospitals

Category B: Up to $1,000,000 per award for up to three (3) CHART hospitals

For more information on the HPC’s investment programs, please email HPC-Innovation@state.ma.us.