VA Innovation Center shifts focus, issues RFI for Care and Payment Innovation

VA Innovation Center (VIC), previously known as VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2) and VA Center for Innovation (VACI) historically focused on grassroots programs to diffuse leading practices across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

We are now shifting our focus to innovation initiatives enabled by VA MISSION Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-182, hereinafter MISSION Act), Sec. 152., and exploring opportunities to maximize VA assets.

We have been directed to test payment and service delivery models to determine whether such models improve access to, and quality, timeliness, and patient satisfaction of care and services; and create cost savings for the Department. We are in the process of exploring the following service delivery and payment models and would like to solicit designs and ideas of product and service solution interventions that fit into any of the following categories:

  • Service Delivery (Care) Models
  • Primary Care: Preventive care, routine well adult focused interventions.
  • Medical Condition focused: Illness, disease and/or condition management focused interventions…

By statute we are prioritizing technology interventions that improve care coordination and the management and updating of patient care plans. Higher priority will be given to responses that highlight specific technology interventions deployed in different care and payment operating models…

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