By Clare Pierce-Wrobel, Director of Payment Reform Models with the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Originally published by Health Policy Publishing, LLC   The most recent results from the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs—the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Initiative,...

The Task Force shared comments with CMS about the recently announced Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced ("BPCI Advanced") model. The Task Force applauded CMS for introducing this new bundled payment model which improves upon the BPCI initiative in a number of ways and promotes...

Value-based Payment Models: A Catalyst for Addressing Social Determinants of Health  As the health care industry strives to provide excellent person-centered care, high quality clinical care is not enough; it is imperative also to address social determinants of health (SDOH). Research shows that social determinants of...

Value Tranformation: A Journey to Better Care and Lower Costs   It is widely acknowledged that our rising unsustainable health care costs, coupled with poor health outcomes, necessitates transformation of the way we deliver and pay for health care. Historically, medical services have been paid for on...

Dr. Patrick Conway Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, CMS Chief Medical Officer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Megan Cox Director, Division of Financial Risk Seamless Care Models Group Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...