HPC Innovation Investments

The Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) Program invests $11.3 million in innovative projects that further the HPC’s goal of better health and better care at a lower cost
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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 Program
  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.

Health Care Innovation Investment Summary 

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

Targeted Cost Challenge Investments

Applicant Name

 Proposed Award Cap 

Behavioral Health Network 


Berkshire Medical Center


Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program


Boston Medical Center 


Brookline Community Mental Health Center 


Care Dimensions 


Commonwealth Care Alliance 


Hebrew SeniorLife


Lynn Community Health Center


Spaulding Hospital Cambridge 


Telemedicine Pilot Program

Applicant Name

 Proposed Award Cap 

Heywood Hospital


Pediatric Physician's Organization at Children's


Riverside Community Care 


UMass Memorial Medical Center


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Investment Opportunity

Applicant Name

 Proposed Award Cap 

Baystate Medical Center 


Beverly Hospital $1,000,000

Boston Medical Center 


UMass Memorial Medical Center 


Lawrence General 


Lowell General


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