Healthcare Innovation February 11, 2020
David Raths

Primary care group says bill would impose a level of bureaucracy that would stifle care transformation 

The American Academy of Family Physicians  issued a statement opposing a recently introduced piece of legislation designed to increase transparency and accountability within the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). AAFP says instead the bill “would undermine meaningful progress in the shift toward value-based care.”

HR 5741, the Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act, was introduced Feb. 3 by U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and John Shimkus (R-IL). This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process.

Some of its provisions include allowing providers...