HHS to award $1 billion to improve health care and lower costs.

19 06 2013

On May 15, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced plans to award up to $1 billion through a second round of Health Care Innovation Awards. Authorized under the ACA, the awards will support projects that test new payment and service delivery models for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). HHS is requesting projects that seek to rapidly reduce outpatient costs, improve care for populations with specialized needs, transform providers’ clinical and financial models, or improve overall population health.

In 2012, HHS award $900 million to 107 projects in the first round of awards. Letters of intent are due by June 28. Applications are due August 15 (HHS, 5/15; CMS, 5/15; CBS, 5/15).

For further information or to request assistance in preparing this application please contact us at don@sparrowhawkco.com. Don Chalmers

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