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HPC Investment Programs

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has invested over $75 million in various health care organizations across the Commonwealth to enhance the delivery of effective, efficient care and promote innovative care delivery models.

The HPC’s investment programs are notable for emphasizing the importance of local care and community partnerships. The HPC’s investment programs include: The Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) Program, which makes phased investments into eligible Massachusetts community hospitals to enhance their delivery of efficient, effective care; and The Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) Program, which invests in 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. Launching in January 2018, the SHIFT-Care Challenge is a new $10 million competitive funding opportunity within HCII 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. The SHIFT-Care Program will fund sustainable, transformative care models that reduce avoidable acute care utilization (e.g., emergency department visits, hospital readmissions) by addressing health-related social needs and increasing access to timely behavioral health services.