Saturday February 23, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire has been awarded a $1.6 million grant to develop a plan that improves health care delivery while saving money.

Gov. Maggie Hassan announced receipt of the grant Friday. She said the money will help the state improve the quality of health care while reducing the growth of health care costs.

The plan will help align consumer access to health care, provide support for outcomes-based long-term care services and hold providers accountable for providing cost-effective services.

New Hampshire has six months to submit its plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.