HHS Doles Out $300M For New Medicaid Models

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 6:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it’s doling out nearly $300 million to test innovative state approaches to Medicaid services, including expanded use of accountable care organizations, under a set of grants authorized by the Affordable Care Act.

While the grants are going to 25 states, most of the money — more than $250 million — is being bestowed on six states that are receiving so-called model testing awards, used for wide-ranging approaches to coordinated care.

The states — Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts,...
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