Task Force responds to CMS Request for Information on Innovation Center New Direction

In a letter responding to CMS’ Request for Information (RFI) about new directions for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the Health Care Transformation Task Force called on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue refining existing alternative payment models that are showing genuine, long term promise as it reorients CMMI agenda to explore new alternatives to the prevailing fee-for-service payment system. The Task Force welcomes new ideas for innovation, noting that there are attractive private sector models that warrant consideration for use in Medicare and Medicaid. Still, the agency should not abandon promising current models, and instead focus on making improvements to these promising models as part of its refined agenda. 

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