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CMS Announces Primary Care Practices to Participate in Historic Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care

In support of more effective, more affordable, higher quality health care, 500 primary care practices in seven regions have been selected to participate in a new partnership between payers from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans,  self-insured businesses, and primary care providers.
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HHS ANNOUNCES STATE HEALTH CARE INNOVATION INITIATIVE

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new opportunity made possible by the Affordable Care Act to help States design and test improvements to their health care systems that would bolster health care quality and decrease costs. 
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CMS ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE TO BOLSTER PRIMARY CARE WORKFORCE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a call for applications for a new Affordable Care Act initiative designed to strengthen primary care in the United States.
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NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR BETTER CARE FOR NURSING FACILITY RESIDENTS THROUGH ENHANCED COORDINATION EFFORTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents, a new effort designed to improve care for people living in nursing facilities who are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.
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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS SELECTED FOR THE NEW INNOVATION ADVISORS PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected 73 individuals from 27 States and the District of Columbia for its Innovation Advisors program.
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HHS ANNOUNCES NEW INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDERS TO WORK TOGETHER THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROGRAM TO HELP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS AND REDUCE COSTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it was accepting applications for a new Innovation Advisors program to help health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs.
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