Targeted Cost Challenge Investments

Overview

The goal of the Targeted Cost Challenge Investments is to support innovative delivery and payment models that are poised to be taken to scale and make a meaningful impact on the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark in years to come. Eligible applicants and their partners proposed initiatives that will reduce the cost of care to the health care system while improving quality and access in eight priority areas of high spending.

Targeted Cost Challenge Investments Summary  

What do these investments fund?

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The HPC will award a number of investments during two rounds of competitive funding to eligible applicants, with the intention of implementing rapid, creative transformations in existing systems. For Round 1, the HPC award up to $750,000 per proposal to eligible applicants and their partners, for a total funding opportunity of $7,000,000.

Who is eligible to apply?

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Eligibility for the program is established through criteria specified by regulation and Chapter 224. Providers, provider organizations, and carriers that demonstrate their commitment to creating sustainable, innovative strategies through collaboration by targeting a challenge area together may apply for funding.

Targeted Cost Challenge Investments RFP Information

Targeted Cost Challenge Investments Applicant Names and Proposed Award Caps

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

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