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CMS Awards $8.6 Million in Funding to States to Help Stabilize Markets

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $8.6 million in funding to 30 states and the District of Columbia to provide State insurance regulators with the opportunity to enhance States’ ability to strengthen their respective health insurance markets through innovative measures that support market reforms and consumer protections under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). States can use the funds for activities such as:

  • Conducting economic analyses and market scans of the State’s health insurance market to improve and expand the number of affordable healthcare coverage options under new flexibilities offered to states by CMS guidance and regulations; and
  • Examining plan policies, procedures and claims related data related to access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, including opioid treatment services.

“These grants build on CMS’s ongoing efforts to give states the tools and flexibility they need to help people struggling to afford the year over year premium increases caused by Obamacare regulations,” said  CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “We recognize that States are in the best position to assess the needs of their consumers and develop innovative measures to ensure access to affordable health coverage. These grants make yet another down payment on our work to enhance States’ ability to stabilize and improve their respective health insurance markets.”

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Greenway Health helps expand body of best-practice medical knowledge from front lines of care in PCORI-funded project

Building on the success of an initial project with the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Greenway Health is the only health information technology (HIT) provider that has been awarded funding for a project to dramatically expand the number of patients and providers involved in clinical studies to advance discoveries in such areas as pediatric obesity and adult osteoporosis.

As with the project’s first phase from 2014-15, funding is provided by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, non-governmental organization authorized by Congress in 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Designed to improve the health of entire populations, PCORI funds programs that facilitate large-scale patient engagement in research studies and clinical trials which can help improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to make informed health decisions.

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