Medicare Advantage Partnership Grant Program

​​The Medicare Advantage Partnership (MAP) Grant Program is designed to support, promote competition, and enhance access to Medicare Advantage benefits for Medicare beneficiaries in a defined period. The Grant Program will help to ensure access to Medicare Advantage services for populations and will mitigate possible negative impacts to the State’s total cost of care financial targets by helping to prevent Medicare Advantage Plans from exiting the market.  The MAP Grants will be narrowly focused to support activities that lead to increased stability, expansion, more robust plan design, and/or improved quality of Medicare Advantage Plans.​

 

Medicare Advantage Partnership Grant Program RFP Released

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) is seeking proposals for the new Medicare Advantage Partnership (MAP) Grant Program. This funding program is intended to foster collaboration between hospitals and Medicare Advantage Plans, increase access to 4+ Star Rating Medicare Advantage plans in the State, and develop strategies that improve care coordination, quality, and lead to long term health improvement of Medicare Advantage Plan beneficiaries. Under the MAP Grant Program, hospitals and their Medicare Advantage Plan partners will collaborate to implement or expand strategies that will help improve the quality and sustainability of Medicare Advantage Plans in Maryland.  The MAP Grant Program is a temporary funding mechanism for the following two year period:

Round One Funding:  FY2020 (July 1, 2019– June 30, 2020) 
Round Two Funding:  FY2021 (July 1, 2020– June 30, 2021)

The Request for Proposals can be downloaded here​​​.  Proposals for Round One Funding are due Friday, March 27, 2020.  Proposals for Round 2 Funding are due Friday, November 13, 2020.

**In order to ensure funding is issued to awardees in FY 2020, the deadline for Round One proposals will not be postponed.**

Please email questions to hscrc.rfp-implement@maryland.gov​.