Fierce Healthcare May 13, 2022
Robert King

New legislation in the House and Senate aims to increase the role of health equity in the development of value-based payment models, including a demand that the Biden administration create a model specifically on dual-eligible beneficiaries, behavioral health and maternal mortality.

The John Lewis Equality in Medicare and Medicaid Treatment Act, introduced Thursday by Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, aims to advance equity in the work of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The legislation, a companion for which was introduced last month in the Senate, comes as addressing equity is a major priority for the center and the Biden administration.

“The current healthcare system contains numerous disparities in health equity and access to care, a...

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