Tag: Innovation Center

CMS Delays the Start of the Direct Contracting Model; Adds Second Cohort

On Friday, June 5, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced a series of updates to the Direct Contracting model timeline and financial methodology. The model’s Implementation Period will now begin October 1, ...

Direct Contracting Office Hours on Feb 11

On February 11, 2020, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will host office hours on the Direct Contracting model’s payment methodology. During this second session—the second in a two-part series—the Direct Contra...

Direct Contracting Office Hours on Feb 4

On February 4, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will host office hours on the Direct Contracting model’s payment methodology. During the session—the first of two—the Direct Contracting model team will prov...

CMMI Hires New Chief Technology Officer

On Thursday, January 16, Shannon Sartin announced in a blog post that she has been hired as the new Chief Technology Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) where she will help oversee technology. Previously, Sa...

Brad Smith Appointed as New Head of the Innovation Center

On January 6, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Brad Smith will serve as the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) a...

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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 Oncol...

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

MSSP Saves $739.4 Million in 2018 Recently released performance results show that the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated $739.4 million in total net savings across 548 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in 2018. In a Health ...

ACO Investment Model Second Annual Report Posted

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) posted the second annual report for the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model (AIM). This investment model was developed in response to concerns from providers abo...

PTAC Update: Committee Recommends Rural Telemedicine Payment Model

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) held a public meeting on September 16. The Committee voted on a proposed physician-focused payment model: ACCESS Telemedicine: An Alternative Healthcare Delivery Model for Ru...

Final Evaluation Report: GNE Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) posted the final report evaluating the Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. An overview of the major findings can be found here. This demonstration provided payments to fi...

Primary Care First Model Options Webinar Slides Posted

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