A new healthcare contest could ultimately benefit those with Physical therapy jobs Arizona (Click here
), nursing jobs Phoenix
, and many other medical-related positions throughout the nation.
The Department of Health & Human Services
recently launched the Health Care Innovation Challenge, which will award up to $1 billion to projects that find more creative ways to deliver high-quality medical care and save money.
“We’ve taken incredible steps to reduce health care costs and improve care, but we can’t wait to do more,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
said in a statement. “Both public and private community organizations around the country are finding innovative solutions to improve our health care system and the Health Care Innovation Challenge will help jump start these efforts.”
The challenge will recognize those who come up with the most innovative ideas to deliver better healthcare at lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare
, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
. Preference will be given to programs that support rapid workforce development and can begin within six months.
The challenge, which is being funded by the Affordable Care Act
, will provide grants from $1 million to $30 million over the next three years. The challenge is open to providers, payers, local government, community-based organizations, and public-private partnerships.
“When I visit communities across the country, I continually see innovative solutions at the very ground level – a large health system working with community partners to decrease the risk of diabetes with nutrition programs or a church group that sends volunteers to help home-bound seniors so they can live at home,” Donald M. Berwick, M.D., administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
, said. “By putting more programs like this in place and more ‘boots on the ground,’ these types of programs can truly transform our health care system.”
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