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RI healthcare nonprofit wins $53m federal grant to "improve quality of Medicare program in New England", with $8m earmarked for home state.

"A local nonprofit has been awarded a $53.4 million federal grant — including $8 million for Rhode Island — to improve the quality of the Medicare program in New England. Healthcentric Advisors will use the five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reduce hospital infection rates, minimize avoidable hospital readmissions, lessen the use of anti-psychotic drugs in nursing homes and improve prevention of chronic diseases, among other areas, H. John Keimig, president and chief executive officer of Healthcentric Advisors, said Monday." -- Lynn Arditi, the Providence Journal

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