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Additional Kidney Care Choices Model Office Hours Posted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced office hour sessions for the different payment options for the Kidney Care Choices Model.

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CMS Hosting Primary Care First Payer Webinar on December 17

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will host a webinar providing an overview of the Primary Care First Model for payers interested in partnering with the agency on this model.

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Registration Open for Direct Contracting December Webinars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has scheduled several webinars and office hours to provide an overview and answer questions about the Direct Contracting Model.

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CMS Publishes Beneficiary Engagement Toolkit for ACOs

As part of a larger campaign to inform the public about ACOs, CMS launched a new toolkit highlighting how ACOs and ESRD ESCOs engage beneficiaries.

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CMMI Posts Resources on Primary Care and Kidney Payment Models

CMMI uploaded resources on the Primary Care First and the Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting models.

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CMS Releases Direct Contracting Request for Applications

CMS posted the RFA for participants interested in starting the Direct Contracting model.

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Warren, Blunt and Other Members of Congress Request Information from CMMI on Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

Eight Democratic members of Congress led by Senators Warren and Rochester sent a letter to the CMMI to request information on the use of APMs to test innovative ways of delivering maternal healthcare.

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OCF Model Request for Information Deadline Extended to Dec. 13

CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation released an informal RFI for feedback on the potential OCF Model.

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CMS Hosts Webinars to Discuss KCC Model

CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced upcoming webinars to engage with stakeholders to discuss the KCC Model.

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Report to Congress: Response to 21st Century Cure Act MEPD Demonstration

CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation posted the final report to Congress providing the results of the MEPD.

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19 Senators Push for Expansion of MDPP

First launched in 2018, the MDPP expanded model is a structured intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of prediabetes.

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CMS Discusses Potential Oncology Payment Model, Solicits Feedback Through Informal RFI

CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) held a public listening session on Monday, November 4, 2019, to discuss a new oncology payment model that builds on the current OCM.

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Participants Selected for the AI Health Outcomes Challenge

CMS announced the 25 participants advancing to the second stage of the AI Health Outcomes challenge.

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Year Five Report: IAH Demonstration Overall Savings Total $33.5 million

The CMS released the year five report for the IAH Demonstration.

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CMS Begins Accepting Applications for Primary Care and Kidney Care Payment Models

The CMMI posted RFAs for the Primary Care First (PCF) and Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Models.

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Data-Driven Quality Improvement Strategies Highlighted in Accountable Health Communities Model Case Study

CMS posted a case study describing how St. Joseph’s Hospital Health System (St. Joseph), a participant in an Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model, leveraged data to implement quality improvements in their screening strategies.

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CMS Holds a Public Listening Session on Nov. 4, Seeks Feedback on a Potential Oncology Payment Model

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will hold a public listening session to discuss a potential oncology payment model and get feedback from stakeholders on how to best create a value-based payment program for oncology care.

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Part D Enhanced MTM Model: Year Two Results Fact Sheet

CMS has posted a fact sheet summarizing the results of the second year of the Part D Enhanced MTM Model.

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CMS Releases Evaluation Reports on Payment Models Including MSSP, CPC+, ESRD CEC Model, and Dual Eligibles

Recently released performance results show that the Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $739.4 million in total net savings across 548 accountable care organizations in 2018.

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Innovation Center Solicits Proposals from Third Party Payers on Maryland Total Cost of Care Model

Innovation Center is collaborating with the state of Maryland to implement the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model.

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ACO Investment Model Second Annual Report Posted

The Innovation Center has posted the second annual report for the Accountable Care Organization Investment Model,

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ET3 RFA Deadline Extended

CMMI has announced the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Model request for applications deadline has been extended until October 5, 2019.

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ET3 Model FAQs and Application

CMMI has updated the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Model frequently asked questions resource.

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Comprehensive ESRD Care Model: Year 2 Report

CMMI has posted the second annual report for the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model.

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Final Evaluation Report: GNE Demonstration

The CMS Innovation Center has posted a final evaluation of the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration.

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Voluntary Kidney Model Webinar Slides Posted

CMS hosted a webinar on August 15, providing an overview of the new Kidney Care First and Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting Models; the slides are available for download.

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ET3 Model Webinar Slides Posted

Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model Webinar Slides Posted

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Primary Care First Model Options Webinar Slides Posted

Slides from recent webinars on the Primary Care First Model Options are now available.

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CMS Hosts a Webinar on the Voluntary Kidney Models

CMMI will host a webinar to provide details on the Kidney Care First and the Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting models.

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New Case Study Published for the Accountable Health Communities Model

CMS published a case study which describes a successful navigation approach from one bridge organization that could inform practice at another AHC Model site.  

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CMS Discontinues MAQI Demonstration

CMS announced the MAQI Demonstration will be discontinued due to the low rates of participation. Therefore, CMS will not be accepting applications for MAQI for 2019.

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Innovation Center Hosts Office Hour on Primary Care First Model

The Innovation Center will be hosting office hours on August 6, 2019, at 12 pm ET on Primary Care First model payments.

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New ET3 Model Overview Infographic Available

The Innovation Center released an infographic describing the new ET3 Model.

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CMS Releases New ACO Case Studies

CMS released three new case studies highlighting ACOs participating in the Next Gen model and MSSP.

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CY 2020 MA VBID Marketing and Communications Guidelines Posted

CMMI posts CY 2020 marketing and communications guidelines for the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design model.

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White House Will Nominate Adam Boehler for International Development Finance Corporation

White House to nominate current CMMI head to International Development Finance Corporation.

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Mandatory Radiation Oncology and ESRD Models Announced

CMS releases proposed rule announcing two new mandatory Medicare payment models: the Radiation Oncology model and the ESRD Treatment Choices Model.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on the Primary Care First Seriously Ill Population Payment Option Model

Innovation Center to host a webinar on the Primary Care First Seriously Ill Population Payment Option Model.

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Second Annual CJR Evaluation Report Finds Continuing Declines in Average Episode Payments

The Innovation Center released the Second Annual Evaluation Report for the CJR model.

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ET3 Model Request for Applications Now Available

The RFA and FAQ for the ET3 model are now available.

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Reminder: Applications for the InCK NOFO are due June 10, 2019

The Innovation Center released updated FAQs for the InCK Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on MDPP on May 29

The Innovation Center will hold a webinar on the MDPP Expanded Model on May 29.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on InCK Model on May 15

The Innovation Center will host a webinar on the InCK model on May 15.

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ACO Application Opens for Medicare Shared Savings Program

CMS announces the Notice of Intent to Apply and application cycle dates for a January 1, 2020, start date for the Medicare Shared Savings Program Pathways to Success.

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CMS Presents Primary Care First and Direct Contracting Informational Sessions

CMS and CMMI will hold informational sessions on recently announced payment models. CMS announced two new pathways encompassing five new payment models intended to move organizations toward value based payments and away from fee-for-service.

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CMS Releases Medicare Advantage Quality Data

CMS released a report regarding disparities in quality of care received by Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries.

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BPCI Advanced Second Cohort Application Period Started

On October 1, 2018, the first cohort of Participants in the BPCI Advanced Model started participation in CMMI’s Advanced Alternative Payment model. CMS announced the second application period for BPCI Advanced on April 24, 2019.

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Administration Announces New Innovation Center Models

CMS and the Innovation Center announced five new payment models moving towards value based payments.

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CMS Releases ACO Care Coordination Toolkit

CMS released a public ACO Care Coordination Toolkit and case studies series.

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Innovation Center Holds Second Webinar on InCK Funding Opportunity

The Innovation Center is holding its second webinar on the InCK Model Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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BPCI Update: Second Cohort Application Period to Start in April, CMS Announces Participants Leaving First Cohort

The second cohort application period for BPCI to start in April 2019 while CMS announces 252 participants from the first cohort leave program.

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Innovation Center Releases Information on APM Component of InCK Model

The Innovation Center releases information on the APM component of the InCK model.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on MOM Model Application Process

The Innovation Center will hold a webinar on the MOM Model application process on April 4, 2019.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on ET3 Model

CMMI will hold a repeat webinar on March 7, 2019, from 2 to 3 pm EST, to provide an overview of the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) Model.

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Year 1 Evaluation of Million Hearts Program Positive but with Substantial Room for Improvement

Launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2017, the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Reduction Model (Million Heart Model) tests whether providing targeted incentives to health care providers to reduce CVD risk lowers the incidence of first-time heart attacks and strokes among Medicare beneficiaries ages 40-79 who have not had…

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CMS Hosts Webinar on the VBID and Part D Payment Modernization Model

CMMI will hold a webinar on February 28, 2019, at 3 pm ET. It will provide a deep dive into the application processes and information about model designs for the Part D Payment Modernization Model and the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design model for interested Part D sponsors and MA organizations.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on ET3 Model

CMMI will hold a webinar on February 27, from 1 to 2 pm ET, to provide an overview of the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model. EMS providers, payers, beneficiaries and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

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Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on MOM Model Application Process

CMMI is holding a webinar on February 21 from 2:00 to 3:15 pm ET to review the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model Notice of Funding Opportunity and Grants.gov application process.

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Independence at Home: Year Three Evaluation Factsheet Posted

The CMS Innovation Center has posted a factsheet on year three evaluation results for the Independence at Home Demonstration.

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InCK Model: Notice of Funding Opportunity and Webinar on February 19

The CMS Innovation Center has announced a funding opportunity for the Integrated Care for Kids model and a webinar on Feb. 19.

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BPCI Update: Quality Measures Factsheets Now Available

The CMS Innovation Center has posted factsheets for the seven quality measures selected for use in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model.

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Maternal Opioid Misuse Model Funding Opportunity Announced

The CMS Innovation Center will execute up to 12 cooperative agreements with states whose Medicaid agencies will implement the Maternal Opioid Misuse model with one or more “care-delivery partners” in their communities. The Notice of Funding Opportunity is now available.

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CMS Appoints New Senior Medical Advisor for Innovation

CMS has appointed Dr. Anand Shah as the Senior Medical Advisor for Innovation at CMS.

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BPCI Update: CMS Posts Details on Model Years 1 and 2

The CMS Innovation Center has  posted a number of documents related to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced).

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CMS Posts Applications for the MA VBID Model

CMS Innovation Center posts request for the applications and guidance documents for Medicare Advantage Value-based Insurance Design model

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Archived Recording on the 2020 Application Cycle of MA VBID Model Webinar Now Available

Innovation Center to rebroadcast webinar on the 2020 application cycle of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

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DelBene Leads Letter to CMS to Delay MSSP Application Timeline

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) requests an extension to the application timeline for the new Pathways to Success, Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations.

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McDermottPlus Launches 2019 CMS/CMMI Payment Model Tracker

This handy CMMI payment model tracker will allow you to easily follow changes and help you better understand the evolution of value-based payment in the Medicare and Medicaid program.

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GAO Report Considers Advantages of Voluntary vs Mandatory Payment Models

GAO releases report that identifies the characteristics of model participants and the advantages to using either voluntary or mandatory participants for episode-based payment models.

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CMS Releases Updates to MA VBID Demonstration

CMMI releases updates to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Demonstration.

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House Ways and Means Bipartisan Letter on CMMI

Congress requests greater transparency from CMMI.

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CMS Hosts InCK Model Q&A Session on Dec. 13

CMS will host a Q&A session on the Integrated Care for Kids Model on December 13, 2018 from 3 to 4 pm ET to respond to inquiries about the Model and the upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Innovation Center Posts New Resources

CMS has updated it’s Innovation Center resources.

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CMS Announces MOM Model

CMS announces the Material Opioid Misuse (MOM) model as part of the agency’s strategy for combating the opioid crisis.

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Deputy Secretary Hargan Announces Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation and Investment in Healthcare – Call for Participants

HHS accepting recommendations for participants in the  “Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit” working group.

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CMS Posts Slides and Recording from Integrated Care for Kids Model Webinar

CMS Innovation Center posts resources from Integrated Care for Kids payment model webinar.

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CMS Releases Next Gen ACO Model Evaluation

CMS released the first annual report on the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model.  The report provides results from the 18 active Next Gens who participated beginning January 2016.

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CMS Announces Integrated Care for Kids Model to Address the Opioid Crisis

On August 23, 2018, CMS announced a new model that is intended to address the opioid crisis for children.

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GAO Report on CMS Innovation Center, Model Implementation and Performance

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) and their work to test payment and delivery options.

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Feedback Solicited on Opioid Alternative Payment Model

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) are soliciting feedback on a proposed alternative payment model (APM)

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Adam Boehler Named as Head of CMS Innovation Center

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar named Adam Boehler, the founder and former CEO of Landmark Health, as the deputy administrator and director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. Created under the Obama Administration through the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Innovation Center supports the development and…

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CMS Announces New Voluntary BPCI Advanced Model

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced a new voluntary episode payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced Model) that will test a new iteration of bundled payments for 32 Clinical Episodes. The Advanced BPCI Model will operate…

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CMS Finalizes Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, Cancels Episode Payment Models and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model

On Thursday, November 30, 2017,  CMS released the final rule and interim final rule to implement changes to the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program (CJR).

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Health Affairs Blog Launches New Topic: Diffusion of Innovation

On May 16, 2017, the Health Affairs Blog launched a new topic: Diffusion of Innovation. The focus of the blog topic is how innovations are diffused across health care and will continue over the next year followed by the publication of a theme issue in February 2018.

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CMMI Hosts Public Listening Session on Radiation Therapy APMs on May 3rd

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will hold a public listening session regarding the development of a report to Congress on an alternative payment model for radiation therapy services. The listening session, scheduled for May 3, 2017, will provide an important opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input on the report.

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CMS Hosts Oncology Care Model Stakeholder Feedback Opportunity on May 11

CMS is hosting a stakeholder feedback opportunity on the Oncology Care Model (OCM) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. All interested OCM stakeholders are invited to attend this public forum, with the goal of hearing feedback about OCM. The forum will include a brief introduction from the OCM team followed by discussion.…

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CMS Hosts Webinar on ACO Track 1+ Model

Registration is open for a webinar hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the ACO Track 1+ model.  Previously, CMS announced that beginning in 2018 the ACO Track 1+ model would be an option under the Advanced APM track of the Quality Payment Program.

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CMS Releases RFI on Pediatric APMS

On Monday, February 27, 2017, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) to collect stakeholder input on the development of pediatric Alternative Payment Models (APMS). The focus of this RFI is on the improvement of quality and reduction in cost for the care of children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP).

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Released: CMS Innovation Center Report to Congress

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 the CMS Innovation Center released its third Report to Congress. While the focus of the report was on activities between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016, it also included initiatives between September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

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