Nov 19th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has $32 million in available funds to support families with children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). According to a November 16 press release, CMS says, “Medicaid and CHIP provide comprehensive coverage to the nation’s most vulnerable children,” and the funds ...
Sep 18th, 2015
Health centers will get a boost from the government to promote primary care services to underserved Americans. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced, Sept. 15, it is awarding nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding toward the cause. The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to ...
Oct 27th, 2014
With the aim of helping more physicians get on board with healthcare reform, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced, October 23, that it will invest $840 million over the next four years in a new initiative: the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. There were 850,085 physicians in 2010 with an active license to practice medicine ...
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Mar 29th, 2012
Awarding of Health Care Innovation Challenge grants ranging from $1 million to $30 million for a three-year period will be postponed by several weeks, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS Delays Innovation Challenge Determination was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by admin aapc...
Dec 30th, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is establishing a new system that will enable them and other interested parties to assess, improve, and publicize the effectiveness of ONC health information technology (IT) grants made to states and state-designated entities, according to a notice published Dec. 22, 2011 in the Federal Register. Through the “ONC ...