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Reform Update: Research targeting post-acute costs applauded
Modern Healthcare

The CMS center charged with testing new payment and delivery models has pinpointed post-acute care as a high-cost area in dire need of novel new approaches, and experts in the field are applauding the move. When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation last week announced its second wave of Health Care Innovation Awards funding opportunities, totaling nearly $1 billion, it called specifically for projects that are “designed to rapidly reduce Medicare, Medicaid and/or CHIP costs in outpatient and/or post-acute settings.”