CMS Posts Applications for the MA VBID Model

On February 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) posted Request for Applications (RFA) and actuarial guidance documents for the recently announced Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-based Insurance Design model. Interested organizations must apply through the online application portal by March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The 2020 application portal will be made available to applicants in early February 2019 through the same link.

Through this model, CMS is testing a broad array of complementary MA health plan innovations designed to reduce Medicare program expenditures, enhance the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, including those with low incomes such as dual-eligibles, and improve the coordination and efficiency of health care service delivery.  More information is available here.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462/