Independence is introducing an annual Clinical Care Innovation Grant Program (Grant Program) intended to foster new, innovative approaches to care delivery that will ultimately help improve the health and well-being of its members. Health systems and large specialty groups that are in the Independence network and currently enrolled in a value-based care program are encouraged to apply.
Five Clinical Care Innovation Grants will be awarded during 2021 with an average of $200,000 per grant. The submissions should be focused on ideas that are:
- New and innovative
- Improve quality and access to health care
- Enhance the patient experience
- Lower health care costs
- Bring patient care closer to home where possible
Grant Program submissions are due by
December 31, 2020. Each entity is permitted up to three submissions. The submissions will be evaluated internally by an Independence review committee; providers whose submissions are accepted will then be invited to present their idea(s) in January 2021. Winners will be notified by the end of January 2021.
To learn more about the 2021 Grant Program, including specific information on the criteria and submission process, visit the Clinical Care Innovation Grant Program site. You can also read the press release on the Independence Newsroom.