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Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices

Offers technical assistance for clinicians in small, underserved, and rural practices to participate actively in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP), which establishes value-based payment systems and models for clinicians serving Medicare patients. Provides both program-level assistance to help participants understand QPP requirements and flexible options for small practices as well as practice-level assistance to successfully implement measures to improve quality and efficiency.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model: Community Transformation Track Inactive

Provides funding to transform healthcare delivery systems in rural communities using the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. Supports the implementation of a community-developed healthcare system redesign strategy that utilizes innovative payment and service delivery models to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for rural residents. The model offers providers increased operational and regulatory flexibility and capitated reimbursement to help reduce costs and ensure a more stable, sustainable, and better performing system of rural healthcare.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 13, 2021
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Leveraging Medicaid Technology to Address the Opioid Crisis

Offers states information and advice regarding strategies to combat the opioid crisis using technology, as well as potential funding opportunities for these efforts. Discusses implementing prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to track and facilitate the safe prescription of opioid medications and increasing data-driven approaches, interoperability, and telehealth services to improve care coordination among healthcare professionals.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Describes treatment and prevention strategies aimed at increasing healthcare quality, availability, and outcomes for Medicaid recipients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs). Discusses long-term objectives focused on enhancing states' ability to track and implement evidence-based services to help beneficiaries with OUD and SUDs.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tools

Interactive mapping tools providing recent data on Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates in the U.S. at the state, county, and ZIP code level, as well as state-level Medicaid data. Includes Medicare data on long-acting opioid prescribing rates, changes in prescribing rate, opioid prescribing hot spots and outliers, and rates in urban and rural areas. Offers data to better inform local prevention and treatment efforts, particularly in rural communities hard hit by the opioid crisis, and demonstrates CMS's commitment to opioid data transparency.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS Roadmap: Strategy to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Describes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) activities to address the opioid epidemic related to prevention, treatment, and data. Highlights program successes, innovative approaches, and future goals of CMS efforts to address the opioid crisis.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare Coverage of Services in Opioid Treatment Programs

Describes a new benefit that covers opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services under Medicare Part B medical insurance. Enables the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make bundled payments to certified opioid treatment programs (OTPs) for OUD treatment services for an episode of care provided to Medicare Part B beneficiaries. Covers the following services under the new benefit: opioid agonist and antagonist medication-assisted treatment (MAT) medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), naloxone and overdose education, substance use counseling, individual and group therapy, toxicology testing, intake activities, and periodic assessments.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)