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Innovation Challenge Awards Delayed

April 5, 2012

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has delayed the determination of the Health Care Innovation Challenge awards by “several weeks.”

The CMS agency had originally set March 30 as the award date. However, due to the large number of proposals received — about 3,000 — more time is needed to process applications under review, according to a March 26 update on the agency website.

Regarding a second round of funding, the Innovation Center site says that no determinations will be made “until the first round of awardees have been announced.”

— by Deane Beebe

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