US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma urging greater transparency for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The letter requests specific information about the models under consideration and the timelines. The deadline for response is January 23, 2019. Senator Hatch sent a letter December 19, 2018, expressing concerns about the International Pricing Index model and CMMI’s “excessive authority.” Expect additional scrutiny of the CMMI as its funding is slated to renew in 2020 and as new models potentially push toward new frontiers in traditional Medicare.
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