Patients are shouldering more out-of-pocket health care costs, and they increasingly need and seek guidance from clinicians about the costs of care.
Resources to support clinicians in having cost-of-care conversations exist—but they need to be embedded into the clinical workflow in order to be implemented broadly; and they must be optimized for improving conversations with vulnerable populations in particular.
RWJF is releasing two calls for proposals to support cost-of-care conversations across different vulnerable patient populations, care settings, and geographic areas:
Up to $900,000 will be awarded for integrating cost-of-care conversation resources into the clinical workflow, with individual grants up to $250,000 for studies of up to 12 months.
Up to $1 million will be awarded for testing messages, best practices, and other principles for cost-of-care conversations with vulnerable populations, with individual grants up to $250,000 for studies of up to 12 months.
Submission deadline: July 27, 2016