Keep up to date with what’s happening at the Innovation Center—look below for press releases, fact sheets, speeches, and other materials.
CMS Innovation Center News Releases:
February 21, 2013
HHS providing states with additional flexibility, resources to enhance care
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the first recipients of State Innovation Model awards made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Nearly $300 million in awards will provide flexibility and support to states to help them deliver high-quality health care, lower costs, and improve their health system performance.
February 15, 2013
HHS announces 27 Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns awards
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced 27 recipients of new Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns awards, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
February 4, 2013
CMS Announces New Initiative to Improve End-Stage Renal Disease Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a new initiative designed to identify, test, and evaluate new ways to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
January 31, 2013
CMS Announces New Initiative to Improve Care and Reduce Costs for Medicare
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that over 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new initiative, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, CMS will test how bundling payments for episodes of care can result in more coordinated care for beneficiaries and lower costs for Medicare.
January 10, 2013
More Doctors, Hospitals Partner to Coordinate Care for People with Medicare
Doctors and health care providers have formed 106 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries now have access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States.