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The Rural Health Value team has released two compilation documents that summarize select innovative rural health care demonstrations and programs:  

Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers (update) – This catalog is designed to help rural leaders and communities identify HHS value-based programs potentially appropriate for rural participation. The catalog summarizes rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

State Innovation Model Testing Awards – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center established the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative in 2012 to support states to test and promote multi-payer models for providing patient-centered care, improving care quality, and slowing the projected growth of costs in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This document summarizes early accomplishments of rural-related activities in the first six states to receive SIM model testing awards (Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont).