Health Affairs June 4, 2024
Purva Rawal, Semret Seyoum, Elizabeth Fowler

Since 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) has been guided by a renewed vision to build “a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, and person-centered care.” Health equity is one of the five strategic objectives that guide this vision.

The Innovation Center tests value-based approaches to health care payment and service delivery that have the potential to lower program expenditures while preserving or enhancing quality of care for people with Medicare and Medicaid. Models, or pilot programs, that have been designed since the release of the 2021 strategy incorporate requirements for sociodemographic data collection and reporting, development of health equity plans, and screening and referral for...

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Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, Equity/SDOH, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Payment Models, Provider, Value Based
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