Fierce Health Payer March 2, 2021
The Biden administration is reviewing a controversial payment model that would tie Medicare payments to spending and quality for an entire region.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) webpage for the Geographic Direct Contracting model said it is currently under review in an update posted Monday.
The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the reason the model was put under review nor for how long it would happen.
CMS announced the model back in December 2020, and a request for applications was posted Jan. 15. At the time, the agency announced it would have two three-year performance periods, with the first to run from Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2024. Another will...