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PARTNERSHIP FOR PATIENTS TO IMPROVE CARE AND LOWER COSTS FOR AMERICANS

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, joined by leaders of major hospitals, employers, health plans, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates, today announced the Partnership for Patients, a new national partnership that will help save 60,000 lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next three years.
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NEW REPORT: IMPROVEMENTS TO MEDICARE ARE LOWERING COSTS, IMPROVING CARE

A new analysis issued today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlines savings resulting from improvements to the Medicare program, including implementation of many provisions in the Affordable Care Act, from new tools and resources to help crack down on fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare system, to reforming payment systems to reward high quality care.
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HOME HEALTH AGENCIES SHARE $15 MILLION IN SAVINGS FROM CMS QUALITY DEMONSTRATION

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will share nearly $15 million in additional savings with more than 100 Home Health Agencies (HHAs) that participated in the intervention group of the two-year Medicare Home Health Pay for Performance (HHP4P) demonstration.
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PHYSICIAN GROUP PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION SUCCEEDS IN IMPROVING QUALITY AND REDUCING COSTS

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced results from the initial Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration, a landmark partnership with physician group practices that aims to better coordinate care across different settings, leading to improved quality and cost savings.
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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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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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