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  • Call for Proposals: Innovative Health Care Delivery and Payment Models

    Are you putting forth a proposal for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Health Care Innovation Challenge Grants? If not, are you participating in a health care model that incorporates a patient-centered medical home or implements bundled payments? If the answer is "yes" to either of these questions, APTA wants to hear from you.

    APTA is working to support members in their success within these models. In addition, the association wants to connect you with your peers who are working within similar models, allowing you to share both your opportunities and challenges.

    Please send a brief (approximately 100 words) description of your model of practice along with your name and contact information to memberfeedback@apta.org.

    PCORI Proposal Focuses on 5 Broad Priorities

    Yesterday, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) released its draft national priorities for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. The draft plan does not single out any specific diseases or interventions to study, but rather proposes 5 broad areas in which to focus the institute's efforts. Those areas are:

    • comparing assessments of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options
    • improving health care systems
    • communicating and disseminating research findings 
    • addressing disparities
    • accelerating patient-centered and methodological research

    PCORI now seeks public comments on whether these draft priorities and research agenda capture the areas where more evidence is needed to support decision making. In addition, PCORI will hold forums during the comment period (January 23-March 15), including focus groups in cities across the country and a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue in Washington, DC, February 27, in which anyone can participate either in person or via Webcast.

    PCORI will review all of the input received and use it to revise the draft priorities and agenda before it adopts them. Once the initial priorities and agenda are adopted, PCORI will issue its first funding announcements for primary research in May.