MCOL January 17, 2020

Avalere has released a report: CMMI’s Financial Impact on Medicare Spending Challenging to Project, which concludes “CMMI’s impact on Medicare spending has not reached earlier projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), demonstrating the difficulty in projecting savings from untested and future unknown alternative payment models.”

Before we delve into the details of Avalere’s findings, let’s take a step back and peek into what goes on these days at The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which they now like to refer to as the CMS Innovation Center.

The CMS Innovation Center tells us they develop new payment and service delivery models brought about by the Affordable Care Act and other legislation, overseeing a number of specific demonstrations to be conducted by...