HHS announces 'innovation fellows'

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The businessmen will help HHS implement an electronic infrastructure for applying the Modified Gross Adjusted Income method for determining eligibility. The fellows on that project are Zachery Jiwa, a healthcare executive from Louisiana, and Chris Lunt, whom HHS described only as an "entrepreneur many times over" from California.

The new fellows, whose terms last six months to a year, will also help HHS implement new quality standards created by the ACA, the department said in a release.

In addition to individuals, the fellows include larger organizations such as Microsoft and the Louisiana health department.