The only source of PCORI funding is the PCOR Trust Fund (PCORTF). There are three contributory sources to the PCORTF, none of which is considered agency-specific appropriation dollars:
- Treasury’s general fund - contains some federal appropriations that are not tied to a specific agency.
- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - transfers funds into the PCORTF from their Federal Hospital Insurance (FHI) Trust Fund and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance (FSMI) Trust Fund.
- The PCOR Fee – a portion of the PCOR fee assessed on private health insurance plans and self-insured plans, also supplements the PCORTF.