The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is extending the deadline for letters of intent and applications for the Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative. The new application deadline is now Aug. 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Letters of intent are now due by July 19, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. EDT. The letter of intent is required in order to submit an application.

The agency said in a release that it extended the deadline because of "the high level of stakeholder interest and feedback from the community on the need for additional time to prepare applications."

Contact the Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative resource box at For more information visit the CMS Innovation Center website at