Request for Applications: State Innovation Models Stakeholder Process

Local health officers and other stakeholders are invited to apply to join the State Innovation Models Stakeholder Process.

Maryland was recently awarded a State Innovation Models (SIM) grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to design a new health care delivery model called the Community Integrated Medical Home (CIMH). The attached document provides more detail on the CIMH model and the goals for the stakeholder process. Over the course of 6-months, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will lead a stakeholder engagement process to define key aspects of the CIMH. Two stakeholder groups will be established: (1) payers and providers and (2) local health improvement coalitions.

At least 3 in-person meetings will be held for each stakeholder group from May to July (see dates below), followed by an all-day stakeholder summit on July 31.  Al meetings will be held in the Baltimore area.  Selected stakeholders must be able participate in all of the listed meetings group. Additional in-person meetings and/or teleconferences may be scheduled at a later date, although these will not be mandatory.

Meeting Dates

Payer/Provider Group:

May 9, 12:30 – 5pm

June 5, 12:30 – 5pm

July 9, 12:30 – 5pm

Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) Group:

May 17, 8:30am – 1pm

June 18, 12:30 – 5pm

July 16, 12:30 – 5pm

Stakeholder Summit (members of both groups):  July 31, 8:30am – 5pm

To apply, please complete this online application form ( The deadline for applications is 5pm on April 22, 2013

Criteria for Selection

  • Leadership role in stakeholder organization
  • Diversity in location in Maryland and type of organization represented
  • Expertise in multiple dimensions of health care delivery, specifically:

o   Payer and Provider Group:

§  Experience working with payers and providers  and general ability to represent a broad swath of payers or providers

§  In-depth knowledge of and experience working with  innovative payment and delivery models, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), accountable care organizations (ACOs), global budgets, and bundled payment.

§  Familiarity and experience with health data and performance measurement, both claims-based and clinical quality metrics.

§  Demonstrated experience in a governance role, such as membership on a board of directors or committee.

§  Endorsement from an association, trade group, parent company, or similar entity

o   Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) Group:

§  Endorsement from the Local Health Improvement Coalition in which the applicant resides and/or works (see for an LHIC map)

§  Experience in working with population health data in a variety of formats (for example, tables, diagrams, and “hot spotting” maps) for planning local action to address health improvement goals

§  Experience with the integration of public health and community-based resources with the health care delivery system

§  Experience in health care workforce planning and development, including education and training, to meet population health needs.

If you have questions, please contact Russ Montgomery at or 410-767-3173.