Navigation Links
Abt Associates to Evaluate Hospital Innovations Designed to Improve Care, Lower Costs
Date:9/12/2013

BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2013

Abt Associates will evaluate a program designed to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and improve patient care under a $5.6 million contract with the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, CMS is testing innovative health care payment and service delivery models through The Health Care Innovation Awards program. In 2012, CMS provided 107 awards to fund promising service delivery and payment models. Under the contract, Abt will evaluate 10 models that are based in hospital settings, to determine whether the programs improved health care delivery and lowered costs for patients with specific clinical needs.

“Innovation and efficiency are critical to making our health care system better for patients and more cost effective,” said Terry Moore, vice president for the Health Policy practice at Abt Associates. “Abt is pleased to work with CMS to evaluate these efforts to transform care and reduce costs.”

As part of the evaluation, Abt researchers will provide rapid feedback to the 10 awardees to aid in their program improvement initiatives. Abt will also conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of each award. Andrea Hassol, a principal associate with Abt, will serve as project director.

About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. http://www.abtassociates.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11117687.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Grace Century, FZ LLC Announces the Signed Exclusive Letter of Interest between Tokyo Associates and Quantum Innovations, Inc. for Market Penetration into Asia
2. Applied Research Associates, Inc. Divests Geo-Marine, Inc.
3. As Audiology Associates Approaches its 30 Year Anniversary, Dr. Peter Marincovich Continues to Revolutionize Hearing Loss Techniques in Four Bay Area Locations
4. Fertility Practice Offers Acupuncture in Trumbull Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Hires Elaine M. Malin, MTCM, L.Ac. to Work with Fertility Patients
5. On-Demand Encryption From AlertBoot Saves Time And Lowers Total Cost For HIPAA Covered Entities And Business Associates
6. Neurologist Dr. Marisa C. Chang of Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles Has Been Named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Doctors®
7. Choate Eye Associates Now Uses Opt-Align Eye Care Technology
8. Ocean Ridge, Florida Area Welcomes Recovery Associates, Providing Services for People Seeking Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
9. Southwestern Ear, Nose & Throat Associates Offers Guidelines On Hearing Loss, Lack of Sleep Affecting Back-to-School Health
10. Juno Beach, Florida Area Welcomes Recovery Associates, Providing Services for People Seeking Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
11. Oak Park, IL Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Nathaniel Lim at Oak Park Dental Associates Introduces Six Months Smiles Cosmetic Braces
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet ... product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural ... two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Tenn. , June 24, 2016  Arkis ... providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid ... in funding.  The Series-A funding is led by ... Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new ... neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: