Innovation Center

CMS developing direct-pay model to test on seniors, others

CMS developing direct-pay model to test on seniors, others

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it is exploring a direct-provider contracting model. It is the first payment reform initiative to result from the agency innovation center's broad request for ideas on improving patient-centered care.

More than $80 million paid out to Pioneer ACO beneficiaries, report finds

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Nearly $81 million has been made in payments on behalf of beneficiaries in Pioneer accountable care organizations through Sept. 30, a new report finds.

Providers, don't be like Frank Howard

Providers, don't be like Frank Howard

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Major League slugger Frank Howard was never comfortable taking a compliment. Long-term care providers tend to be the same way.

CMS announces Innovation Center advisors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its 73 new "innovation advisers" on Tuesday. They will work with the CMS Innovation Center to improve care delivery to Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS launches Medicare, Medicaid innovation center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed Tuesday it has established its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as part of an effort to evaluate the delivery and cost of care.