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Title
New Initiative: Partnership for Patients: Better Care,
Memo #
11-24-ALL
Posting Date
04/22/2011
Fiscal Year
2011
Summary
On April 12, 2011 Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Donald Berwick announced the Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs, a new public-private partnership that will help improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. The Partnership for Patients brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, health plans, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates along with State and Federal governments in a shared effort to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly. The Partnership will help save 60,000 lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next three years and has the potential to save up to $35 billion, including up to $10 billion for Medicare. Over the next ten years, it could reduce costs to Medicare by about $50 billion and result in billions more in Medicaid savings.
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