The Task Force provides response to CMS regarding Request for Information on Efficiencies and Flexibilities

The Task Force responded to the Request for Information included in CMS-1677-P: Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule. The ability for providers to be successful in value-based payment models depends on several factors, and one key factor is the capacity to operate under a regulatory framework that is conducive to effective, efficient, patient-centered and high-quality care. The Task Force identified areas of existing Medicare regulatory structures that were designed to support a fee-for-service payment environment that focused on individual service delivery and are not ideal or necessary to support a modernized, value-based world which focuses on greater coordination and integration of care.

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