Friday, November 25, 2011

Health Ideas rewarded by Obama Administration

The Obama administration has $1 billion of federal funds earmarked from last year's health reform law that will go toward innovation programs designed to boost jobs and improve patient care.

Have any ideas?

The administration will award grants in March 2012 to people who come up with the best ideas to lift care and save money for those enrolled in the federal healthcare programs Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. THe money is coming from the Affordable Care Act slated to fund a new CMS Innovation Center.

To get a grant, projects must start within six months and the program will concentrate on those ideas that spur the most hiring and workforce training.

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