- May 17th 2012
Physicians and other health care professionals will be developing medical homes, employing health information technology and taking various other measures to boost access to primary care under the first series of innovation grants announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on May 8.
The CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation issued 26 grants totaling $122.6 million as authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with an aim toward reducing health spending by $254 million over three years. The projects will involve the collaboration of physicians, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists, technology innovators, community-based organizations and patient advocacy groups in urban and rural communities, according to CMS.
One of the award recipients, University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, known as UH Rainbow, will use its $12.8 million grant to implement a “Physician Extension Team.” The PET model is a [Read more]