CMS Accepting Applications for Innovation Advisors Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is accepting applications for the new Innovation Advisors Program that seeks “to support and expand the number of health care leaders with the knowledge and vision to find innovative ways to improve care for patients and use our healthcare dollars more wisely.” Up to 200 Innovation Advisors will be chosen by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Nurses are eligible to apply. The first group of Innovation Advisors will start their six-month intensive orientation and applied research period in December 2011. The Advisors are expected to commit up to 10 hours per week during an initial six-month period. Each participating Advisor’s home organization will receive a stipend in conjunction with their participation.

More information is available or review the fact sheet