Health IT

By Alice Lipowicz

Blog archive

New center to spur innovation in health care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking for help in setting up a new innovation center created under the health reform legislation.

Under the reform package, CMS is expected to develop new models for care reimbursements to allow for reduction of costs while also preserving quality of care. This may involve accommodating new practices such as telehealth.

The law required establishing a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in CMS by January 2011. The center will serve as a research and development arm of CMS.

To meet that deadline, CMS published a sources sought notice on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site on May 14 seeking companies that can assist in the design, planning, organizational development and implementation of the center.

The assistance would include identifying new models and solutions to solve existing problems in health care delivery, designing and assigning pilot projects to evaluate and test those ideas and forming policy proposals to carry out the initiatives in Medicare and Medicaid, the notice said.

The agency is seeking responses by May 28. The notice is specifically aimed at small businesses.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on May 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts