AHA September 10, 2019
To deliver higher quality care at lower costs, we must move from fee-for-service payments to “a system in which we’re paying providers to keep people healthy, reduce costs and deliver better outcomes,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma today told AHA members. The administration “is doing everything we can to accelerate the implementation of financial incentives to drive costs down and improve quality,” she said.
Verma addressed members of AHA’s nine Regional Policy Boards at their biennial national meeting in Washington, D.C. The RPBs provide input on public policy issues and identify needs unique to a region and assist in developing programs to meet those needs.
In addition to discussing the move to value-based care, Verma highlighted CMS’s ongoing...