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Oregon gets $45 million grant to be model for healthcare innovation

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Oregon has received a $45 million grant to become a model for other states when it comes to healthcare.

Gov. John Kitzhaber reported Oregon received the State Innovation Model Grant Thursday from the Federal Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

The grant is designed to support states taking innovative approaches to improving health and lowering costs across the healthcare system, including Medicaid, Medicare and the private sector.

Oregon was one of six states to receive the grant.

Oregon Health Authority will administer the grant, which will support the state's ongoing health system transformation and require Oregon to share what it learns with other states. Oregon's health reform to its Medicaid program started with the creation of coordinated care organizations last year.

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