The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Health Care Innovation Investment Program (HCII) is a unique opportunity for Massachusetts providers, health plans, and their partners to implement innovative models that deliver better health and better care at a lower cost. Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, the state’s landmark cost containment law, established this competitive investment program to support health care innovation and transformation.

The first phase of the HCII Program includes over $11 million in investments to 20 competitively selected awardees span the entire Commonwealth. Awards range from $250,000 to $1,000,000 and are divided among three pathways.

  1. Targeted Cost Challenge Investments
  2. Telemedicine Pilot
  3. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Investment Opportunity

On January 9, 2018, the Health Policy Commission (HPC) announced the next round of funding through its HCII Program: The SHIFT-Care Challenge. This $10 million grant opportunity is designed to foster innovative care delivery models in Massachusetts that shift the unnecessary delivery of care for complex patients from expensive, acute care hospitals, to more patient-centered, community-based settings.

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

ProgramApplicant NameProposed Award Cap

Targeted Cost Challenge Investments

Behavioral Health Network$750,000
Berkshire Medical Center$741,920
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program$750,000
Boston Medical Center$747,289
Brookline Community Mental Health Center$418,583
Care Dimensions$750,000
Commonwealth Care Alliance$598,860
Hebrew SeniorLife$421,742
Lynn Community Health Center$690,000
Spaulding Hospital Cambridge$746,487

Telemedicine Pilot

Heywood Hospital$425,570
Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's$341,175
Riverside Community Care$499,860
UMass Memorial Medical Center$496,184

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Investment Opportunity

Baystate Medical Center$249,778
Boston Medical Center$248,976
UMass Memorial Medical Center$249,992
Lahey Health$1,000,000
Lawrence General$250,000
Lowell General$999,032