State gets $3.1 million grant to improve health care information for consumers

09/23/2013 2:39 PM

09/23/2013 2:40 PM

The Kansas Insurance Department has been awarded more than $3.1 million in grant money by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to promote health care price transparency under the Affordable Care Act, according to a news release.

The grant application from the insurance department says it will use the funds to enhance its electronic health claims database, expand its data analysis of health care costs and create a consumer-friendly website to share data on health care costs.

About $250 million over five years is allocated toward rate review grants under the Affordable Care Act, according to the federal government.

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