HHS: HHS providing states with additional flexibility, resources to enhance care

HHS announces 25 states will receive funding to test new models of care that will improve health, lower costs

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the first recipients of State Innovation Model awards made possible by the Affordable Care Act.  Nearly $300 million in awards will provide flexibility and support to states to help them deliver high-quality health care, lower costs, and improve their health system performance. HHS is also releasing a new report titled Medicaid Moving Forward, which underscores the innovative efforts states and HHS have already undertaken to improve care and lower costs in their Medicaid programs.

“As a former governor, I understand the real sense of urgency that states feel to improve the health of their populations while also reducing total health care costs, and it’s critical that the many elements of health care in each state — including Medicaid, public health, and workforce training — work together,” Secretary Sebelius said.  “We are encouraged by the progress states have made and look forward to continuing to work with them as they move forward.”

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