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
  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 

 $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

Applicant Name

 Proposed Award Cap 

Heywood Hospital

 $425,570

Pediatric Physician's Organization at Children's

$341,175

Riverside Community Care 

 $499,860

UMass Memorial Medical Center

$496,184

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Investment Opportunity

Applicant Name

 Proposed Award Cap 

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

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