Fierce Health Payer April 15, 2021
Several provider groups are pressing the Biden administration to create another chance for providers to sign up for the Direct Contracting payment model.
Groups complained to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that there will not be a second application period to start to sign up for the model on Jan. 1, 2022, after CMS had previously announced there would be one. The model aims to provide both capitated and partially capitated payments to providers that move away from traditional Medicare fee-for-service.
“We regard this unfortunate decision as a serious blow to the progress of the movement toward value-based care,” according to a letter led by (PDF) America’s Physician Groups and signed by more than 40 groups and stakeholders...