The University of Missouri Health System has been awarded a $13.3 million grant aimed at improving care for the some 10,000 Medicare and Medicaid patients who get primary health care through MU's system.
The grant, announced yesterday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was one of 81 awards made nationwide. Three other health systems in Missouri or with ties to the state were awarded a combined $25.3 million.
The grants, the second batch of Health Care Innovation Awards, were made under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Hal Williamson, vice chancellor for the MU Health System, said the money will support a program designed to use …