By Claire Thayer, August 12, 2014
The hunt is on for the discovery of innovative ideas to change the delivery of health care at all levels. Kaiser Health News published a great summary of this massive quest in this article: Washington's $10 Billion Search For Health Care's Next Big Ideas. Funded by the new health care law, experiments are taking place in every state in the country with oversight provided by the newly created Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Kaiser Health News tells us that the center’s ten-year, $10 billion budget is the largest ever devoted to transforming care. In several states the office is working to overhaul medicine for nearly all residents — not just those with government Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
In addition to seeking out new payment and service delivery models, Congress has defined – both through the Affordable Care Act and previous legislation – a number of specific demonstrations to be conducted by CMS and categorizes these Innovation Models into seven areas:
- Accountable Care
- Bundled Payments for Care Improvement
- Primary Care Transformation
- Initiatives Focused on the Medicaid and CHIP Population
- Initiatives Focused on the Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees
- Initiatives to Speed the Adoption of Best Practices
- Initiatives to Accelerate the Development and Testing of New Payment and Service Delivery Models
So far, the American Hospital Association has received $75.8 million towards it’s innovation initiatives, Johns Hopkins Univeristy has received $32 million, followed by several others receiving close to $25 million. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Recipients of the new Innovation Dollars:
week, HealthSprocket, the home for healthcare lists of all kinds, featured a couple of its recent lists on health care innovation:
- Healthcare Innovation Thought Leaders to follow on Twitter
- Jenn Lisak: 3 Keys to Crowdsourcing That Drive Innovation in the Healthcare Industry
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