Rhode Island has partnered with The Advisory Board Company to lead its Healthy Rhode Island initiative, which aims to develop an innovative plan that improves care and lowers health costs in the state.
Physicians, insurance companies, patients, and other stakeholders will help develop the plan and attend work groups over the next six months, according to the Associated Press.
The initiative—which was announced on Tuesday—is being supported by a $1.6 million "State Innovation Model" grant from CMS. Rhode Island is one of 25 states receiving funds from the federal program, which was created by the Affordable Care Act (AP/Boston Globe, 4/9).
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