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HHS Earmarks $1B for Healthcare Jobs, Innovation
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The healthcare industry got a $1 billion shot in the arm Monday when the Department of Health and Human Services announced a competition to spark “innovative healthcare delivery models.” Preference will be given “to projects that rapidly hire, train and deploy healthcare workers.”

Most of the department heavyweights were on hand for the afternoon press conference: Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Don Berwick, MD, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Richard Gilfillan, MD, acting director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.