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HHS awards $665 million for state innovation models
Modern Healthcare

The federal government announced more than $665 million in grants to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia on Tuesday to design and test new healthcare payment and delivery models.

The bulk of the money will go to 11 states, including Michigan, New York and Ohio to test statewide initiatives.

“This is a historic day for our health system,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS deputy administrator for innovation and quality, on a call with reporters. “HHS is committed to partnering with states to advance the goals we all share: better care, smarter spending, and, ultimately, healthier people.”