HHS To Distribute $218M for Hospital Quality Initiative
On Wednesday, HHS announced $218 million in funding to help hospitals identify and spread ideas to improve patient care and reduce hospital-acquired infections. The funding is part of the Partnership for Patients initiative, a $1 billion public-private collaboration that aims to reduce preventable injuries by 40% and cut hospital readmissions by 20% by 2013. The funding will go to 26 state, regional, national or hospital system organizations, including California-based Catholic Healthcare West. Funding for the program will come from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
- "$216 Million Marked for Quality Initiative" (McKinney, Modern Healthcare, 12/14).