The Hill: HHS to grant $840M to improve healthcare systems

States will be eligible to win federal grants under a new program intended to improve the healthcare system while reducing costs.

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to dole out up to $730 million to states under its State Innovation Model initiative, which is intended to help states come up with better public and private healthcare payment and delivery systems.

Separately, another $110 million is being awarded to a dozen projects for three years to test healthcare delivery systems. The department says its goals are to improve healthcare while decreasing costs for people covered under Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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