The CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has released a pre-solicitation for a first round of funding under the $500 million Partnership for Patients initiative announced in April to quickly and dramatically increase patient safety.
Authorized and funded under the Affordable Care Act, the partnership is designed to reduce harmful events in hospitals by 40 percent and cut readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2013 (see story). The initiative seeks to contract with delivery systems, hospitals, other providers, associations and state organizations to redesign care processes to reduce harm.
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