Verma Says Demos For Rural Areas, Duals In the Pipeline

By Michelle M. Stein
January 29, 2019 at 7:09 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday (Jan. 29) previewed new demonstrations the agency is working on, including rural telehealth and multi-payer demonstrations, and she said the agency has spent the last year developing a way to increase provider participation in value-based care. Verma at the 2019 CMS quality conference said progress on realigning payment incentives for providers has been slow and needs to speed up as only 14 percent of providers in Medicare are in value-based agreements -- though...

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