Revised Rural Health Value Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives Released

The Rural Health Value team is pleased to share updates to the Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers. Two new models are now included: AHEAD and GUIDE

Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers

This catalog summarizes rural-relevant, value-based programs primarily by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), to help rural leaders and communities identify HHS value-based programs appropriate for rural participation.

The following models are now included in the catalog:
States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model (AHEAD) – a state total cost of care model that seeks to drive state and regional health care transformation and multi-payer alignment, with the goal of improving the total health of a state population and lowering costs. CMS will release a Notice of Funding Opportunity in late Fall 2023, with applications due in Spring 2024.

Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) – participants in the GUIDE Model will establish dementia care programs (DCPs) that aim to improve quality of life for people with dementia, help them remain in their homes and communities, and reduce strain on their unpaid care givers. A Request For Applications was released in Fall 2023, with model launch July 2024.

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