On June 15, 2012, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced the second set of Health Care Innovation Challenge (HCIC) awards wherein an additional 81 projects from across the country were selected for funding. Combined with the awards announced in May, CMS will administer a total of 107 projects from the 3,000 applications it received. Projects will be managed through cooperative agreements ranging from approximately $1 million to $30 million over three years, expected to save the health care system $1.9 billion. Selected projects are located in both urban and rural areas and reach all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. A key attribute of successful applicants included collaborations between multiple health care systems or partnerships between providers, payers, and policy makers. Several selected projects have a multi-state reach. In addition, awardees proposed to create a significant number of new jobs.
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