Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CMS Awards 26 Projects $122.6M to Innovate Care, Cut Costs

Mosquera, Mary. "CMS Awards 26 Projects $122.6M to Innovate Care, Cut Costs." Government Health IT, May 8, 2012. 

From the article: "The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded $122.6 million to 26 healthcare project in which organizations have established innovative collaborations to test their best ideas to quickly improve the quality and cost of patient care.

The groups anticipate cutting health spending by $254 million over the next three years with their ground-breaking solutions, according to the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
in its May 8 announcement about the cooperative 

The projects include collaborations of leading hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technology innovators, community-based organizations, and patients’ advocacy groups, located in urban and rural areas that will begin work this year to address healthcare issues in local communities. They include projects in North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Oregon." Read more

See also
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services."Health Care Innovation Awards: Project Profiles."