Up to $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding will help health providers improve care
Research Activities, August 2011, No. 372
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will provide up to $500 million in Partnership for Patients (http://www.healthcare.gov/center/programs/partnership/index.html) funding to help hospitals, health care provider organizations, and others improve care and stop millions of preventable injuries and complications related to healthcare-acquired conditions and unnecessary readmissions.
To achieve these goals, the Partnership is seeking to contract with large health care systems, associations, State organizations, or other interested parties to support hospitals in the hard work of redesigning care processes to reduce harm. This funding, made available by the Affordable Care Act, will be awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center through a presolicitation and other procurements for Federal contracts.