CMS Issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for CHART Model

President Trump signed the “Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access,” which directed the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to create a new, rural payment model. On August 11th, CMMI unveiled the details of their new model, the Community Health and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. Wednesday, CMS announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Community Transformation Track within the CHART Model. This track will provide up-front funding to up to 15 rural communities across the country. CMS is accepting grant applications now.