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.

For more, go to: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1908