Health and Nutrition
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to provide funding assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to entities to develop, improve, update, or expand quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program. The specific purpose of the individual cooperative agreements is for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist (financially and technically) each designated entity in developing, improving, updating, or expanding appropriate quality measure(s) for use in the Quality Payment Program.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Entities, including organizations with quality measure development expertise. Such entities may include, but are not limited to, clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions, independent research organizations, health systems, and other entities engaged in quality measure development. For this Funding Opportunity, the above categories are referenced collectively as entity or entities. Entities without quality measure development technical expertise for the entire measure development lifecycle are required to partner with one or more organizations, referred to as subrecipients, with such expertise, to meet the requirements of this Funding Opportunity.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 02, 2018
Due Date Notes
Applications are due May 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Up to 20 cooperative agreements will be awarded. Awards will range from $0-$2 million per year, up to three years, totaling a maximum of $6 million per recipient over three years. Applicants may apply for 1 to 3 years of funding depending on measure development status and the number of measures in their application.
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