Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Medicare Program; Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative; Extension of the Submission Deadlines for the Letters of Intent and Applications


Notice Of Extension Of Deadlines.


This notice reopens the Letter of Intent submission period for the Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative letters of intent. Letters of Intent are now due on or before July 19, 2013. All potential applicants must submit a Letter of Intent to be eligible to submitan application. The submission deadline for the application has been extended to August 1, 2013.


·         DATES:
·         I. Background
·         II. Provisions of the Notice


Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: Interested organizations must submit a non-binding letter of intent on or before July 19, 2013, by an online form at:
Application Submission Deadline: Interested organizations must submit an application on or before August 1, 2013, as described on the Innovation Center Web site at: Interested organizations should also continue to check the Web site for updates on this initiative.

Melissa Cohen, (410) 786-1829 or


I. Background

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is interested in identifying models designed to improve care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). To promote seamless and integrated care for beneficiaries with ESRD, we are developing a comprehensive care delivery model to emphasize coordination of a full-range of clinical and non-clinical services across providers, suppliers, and settings. Through the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model, we seek to identify ways to improve the coordination and quality of care for this population, while lowering total per-capita expenditures under the Medicare program. We anticipate that the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model would result in improved health outcomes for beneficiaries with ESRD regarding the functional status, quality of life, and overall well-being, as well as increased beneficiary and caregiver engagement, and lower costs to Medicare through improved care coordination.

On February 6, 2013, we published a notice in the Federal Registerannouncing a request for applications from organizations to participate in the testing of the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model, for a period beginning in 2013 and ending in 2016, with a possible extension into subsequent years.

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