Verma Says Innovation Center Needs ‘Course Correction’

By Michelle M. Stein / October 15, 2020 at 3:16 PM
As the fate of the innovation center -- and the rest of the Affordable Care Act -- faces uncertainty in the courts, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the innovation demonstrations are losing money and the center needs a course correction, including less-generous model benchmarks. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has developed 54 payment models, Verma said, but evaluation data on the early models is deeply concerning as only five models showed statistically significant savings and only three have...

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