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CMS Encouraging Physicians for Health Care Reform Innovation Grants Offered

CMS Encouraging Physicians for Health Care Reform Innovation Grants Offered

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At last someone is looking to cut healthcare cost innovatively- The Health Care Innovation Challenge program, announced on 14th November, last year is the most recent federal effort by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to support health care innovations. The program is aimed at awarding grants to physicians and other health professionals, payers, local governments, to improve care and reduce costs for patients with public coverage.
At last someone is looking to cut healthcare cost innovatively- The Health Care Innovation Challenge program, announced on 14th November, last year is the most recent federal effort by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to support health care innovations. The program is aimed at awarding grants to physicians and other health professionals, payers, local governments, to improve care and reduce costs for patients with public coverage.

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CMS encouraging physicians for health care reform innovation: grantsoffered
At last someone is looking to cut healthcare cost innovatively- The Health Care InnovationChallenge program, announced on 14
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November, last year is the most recent federal effortby the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to support health careinnovations. The program is aimed at awarding grants tophysiciansand other healthprofessionals, payers, local governments, to improve care and reduce costs for patients withpublic coverage.The center will provide grants of $1 million to $30 million, which is to come from the $10billion the center is receiving from the health system reform law. With applications for theinnovation challenge grants due on 27
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January, 2012, the innovation center expects tonotify awardees by 30
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March, 2012. Additionally CMMI ± part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is managing several similar programs designed to improve healthcare by providers.Priority Areas for Proposals for the Health Care Innovation Challenge program include:
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Workforce Development and Deployment of health care workers in new, innovativeways
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All proposed models must be operational or capable of rapid expansion within sixmonths
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All proposals are expected to define a clear pathway to sustainabilityThe Health Care Innovation Center recognizes that new types of infrastructure activity arecritical for implementation of the recent program like: data intermediaries for qualityreporting and information sharing; transparency initiatives; preventive care models;medication reconciliation systems, etc. Physicians to cater to the likely increase inadministrative burdens can utilize professional healthcare services.Medicalbillerandcoders.com has been advocating the use of new workflows and innovativeideas of practice management to cut healthcare costs since a decade now. MBC has beenoffering innovative but ethical means like work-specialization, training and implementingsimple technology to reduce tedious administrative jobs. MBC is a well-entrenchedassociation of highlyexperienced medical billers and coderswho can provide services to

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