After a long wait, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced that it has provisionally accepted 128 participants for the Participation Year 2023 cohort of the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) model. The ACO REACH model is the redesign of the Global and...CMS Rules
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is deep into Medicare alternative payment model (APM) revision and adjustment. One such program undergoing review is the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the revisions include major changes to quality reporting methodologies, the crux of the program.
CMS posted its final...Arizona News
The Apricus Health Network, an Arizona-based Direct Contracting Entity (DCE), is busy signing up providers and offering patients continuous care augmented by health monitoring technology and telemedicine.
Direct Contracting is a set of new payment models that are designed to allow organizations to take on more risk, and to save...Arizona News
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced the third and final pathway of the experimental Direct Contracting Model, "the Geo". The new value-based pathway follows the announcement of the two original tracks.
CMMI Director Brad Smith, in a...CMS Rules
Value-based care continues to be a focus in the news this week, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma penned an op-ed in Modern Healthcare about the Centers’ support for models driven by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. These programs have on the whole lost more money than they’ve...National News
CMS published a calendar March 9 of key dates for the Medicare Direct Contracting Entity Model.
CMS' Innovation Center unveiled the Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) Model in April 2019 as part of an initiative that includes several new payment options for healthcare organizations.
Directing Contracting includes two payment model...CMS Rules
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a request for applications (RFA) for two of the three voluntary payment model options, specifying how accountable care organizations can apply to participate in the professional and global options of Direct Contracting (DC).
Defined within DC are three different...