Obama Health Officials To Becerra: Support Direct Contracting, CMMI

By Michelle M. Stein / February 23, 2022 at 7:21 PM
Obama administration health officials, including former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, urged HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to let the controversial direct contracting demonstration play out -- though they didn’t suggest any specific tweaks to the demo -- and also said they are committed to letting the innovation center do its work. The Trump administration put forward a three-track direct contracting model, and Biden’s CMS continued the global and professional tracks of the model. The Obama administration...

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