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Modernization

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Regional Partnerships

Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program (CY 2021 - CY 2025)

The new Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program is based on the HSCRC grant philosophy that the funding is designed to a) foster collaboration between hospitals and community partners, and b) enable the creation of infrastructure to disseminate evidence-based interventions. 

The new ​Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program builds upon the legacy Regional Partnership Transformation grant program and enables hospitals to continue working with community resources to build infrastructure needed to sustainably support the population health goals of the Total Cost of Care Model. The new Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant program requires hospitals to competitively bid for funding that would begin January 1, 2021.

The funding will be narrowly focused to support interventions that align with goals of the Total Cost of Care Model and support the Memorandum of Understanding that Maryland has established with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a Statewide Integrated Health Improvement Strategy (SIHIS).

Request for Proposals for Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program Released

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) is seeking proposals for the new Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program. This funding program is intended to support hospitals’ continuing work with community resources on building the foundation needed to sustainably support the population health goals of the Total Cost of Care (TCOC) Model.   Under the Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program, hospitals and their partners will collaborate to implement or expand investments in the two announced statewide population health priority areas – diabetes prevention & management and behavioral health crisis services.  
 
DEADLINE EXTENDED:  The new deadline for proposals will be Sunday, July 19th at 11:59 PM EST. ​

The HSCRC recognizes that much of the planning time originally planned for the Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program will be needed to address COVID-19.  Given this, the HSCRC will postpone the grant proposal deadline by one month.   View the memo on the extension.

Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions documents for additional information on the grant program. 

Frequently Asked Questions - Issued 1/30/2020
Supplemental FAQs​ - Issued 2/27/2020
   
Resources & Planning Tools for Proposals:


 

Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program - HSCRC Staff Recommendations

HSCRC staff presented the final recommendation on the Regional Partnership Catalyst Grant Program to HSCRC Commissioners on Wednesday, November 13, 2020.  You can read the Final Recommendations for Competitive Regional Partnership Catalyst Grants here.​
 

Regional Partnership Transformation Grant Program (FY 2016 - FY 2020)

 The HSCRC Regional Partnership Transformation Grant Program was created to enable diverse hospitals and community stakeholders to work together on interventions designed to improve population health. The grant funding is issued to hospitals to lead the creation of coalitions that include local health departments, provider organizations, faith-based organizations, and other community-based organizations. The current Regional Partnership Program began in FY 2016 and is scheduled to end June 30, 2020.  There are 14 Regional Partnerships that are geographically dispersed across Maryland. They serve both rural and urban areas of the State and have been historically focused on improving care coordination for high-utilizer and high-risk Medicare patients.
 
As the State continues under the TCOC Model, the HSCRC continues to look for opportunities to build upon the successes of the current regional partnership structure and increase alignment with the goals of the TCOC Model. 

Policy Memos
 
Program Summaries & Reports 
 
Summary of Regional Partnership Program Activities​
​​Regional Partnership​​ ​Program Summary Narrative Reports​
​Bay Area Transformation Partnership Program Summary​ FY 2018 Narrative Report​
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Calvert Memorial - It Takes a Village Program Summary ​​FY 2018 Narrative Report​
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Community Health Partnership of Baltimore ​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Greater Baltim​​ore Medical Center ​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Howard Health Partnership​​ Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Lifebridge Health ​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​MedStar Total Elder Care Collaborative ​​Program Summary​ FY 2018 Narrative Report​
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Nexus Montgomery ​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Peninsula Regional Medical Center ​​Program Summary​ FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​Totally Linking Care ​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report​
​Trivergent Health Alliance ​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report 
FY 2019 Narrative Report
University of Maryland - St. Joseph
​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​​UM Upper Chesapeake & Union Hospital
of Cecil County​
​​Program Summary FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report
​West Baltimore Collaborative ​​Program Summary​ FY 2018 Narrative Report
FY 2019 Narrative Report