CMS solicits state proposals for Medicaid grants

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State Medicaid directors can now apply for $150 million in grant funds for fiscal years 2007 and 2008.

The 2005 Deficit Reduction act included $75 million in grant money each for these two years. The grants can be used to implement electronic health records, clinical decision support tools or e-prescribing programs, as well as other purposes.

States have until Sept. 15 to apply for the funds, which will be awarded for both years before this November.

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