CMS Offers States $87M To Eye Insurer, Hospital Pricing

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced $87 million in Affordable Care Act grant funding to help states police insurance premiums and provide consumers and employers with centralized databases to compare health care providers’ pricing.

The money represents the third scoop from a $250 million pot of cash authorized by the ACA to more closely scrutinize health care bills with the goal of driving down costs and ferreting out unjustifiably lofty charges.

Grants will range in size from $500,000 to $5 million, with...
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