Center for Care and Payment Innovation

The Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI) collaborates with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program offices and the healthcare industry to develop and test innovative approaches to payment and service delivery models.

Care and Payment Innovation

Section 152 of the MISSION Act of 2018 authorized the creation of CCPI, which aims to reduce expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished by VA. CCPI works to do the following:

  • Improve Veterans' access to care and services
  • Improve quality, timeliness, and patient satisfaction
  • Create cost savings for the Department

CCPI operates organizationally out of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN), Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL). To achieve its mission, CCPI also does the following:

  • Leverages a standardized framework for pilot feasibility assessment, pilot approval, and pilot lifecycle management
  • Fosters interagency collaboration and partnerships
  • Implements 5 to 10 concurrent pilots (more information coming soon)
  • Incorporates the needs of Veterans and the priorities of VA medical centers, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISNs), and VHA program offices to identify the most impactful areas of innovation

How We Approach Innovation

Our pilot lifecycle consists of six phases including design, implement, monitor, evaluate, learn and diffuse, scale or close.
  • Identify the need for care and payment innovation through data-driven decision-making
  • Proactively identify high-risk, high-need, Veterans in various disease states and geographies
  • Ensure health equity is accounted for throughout pilot design and implementation
  • Engage VA Innovation Steering Committee to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and recommend innovation opportunities
  • Leverage authority granted by Section 152 of the MISSION Act to submit waiver requests for Congressional approval