The White House just released new details about the medical mal practice reform pilots that the President mentioned in his speech last week. HHS will allocate $25 million for this initiative. The grant announcement will be on Grants.gov within 30 days
- Grants to jump-start and evaluate efforts. Grants for up to three years for up to $3 million each will be given on a competitive basis to states and health systems for implementation and evaluation of evidence-based patient safety and medical liability demonstrations.
- Planning grants. States and health systems that want to plan to implement and evaluate evidence-based patient safety and medical liability demonstrations will be eligible for competitive one-year grants for up to $300,000. In addition, applicants will be eligible for technical assistance.