Fierce Healthcare October 13, 2020
Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said that some value-based care payment models did not generate enough savings and quality outcomes.
Her remarks Tuesday during HLTH’s virtual conference come a few weeks after other Trump administration officials reported mixed results for bundled payment models in producing savings. Verma did tout models that required providers to take on financial risk at a faster pace, potentially alluding to the direction CMS wants to steer value-based care models.
“I think the issue we have in value-based care is that many of our models unfortunately are not working the way we would like them to,” she said. “They are not producing the types of savings the taxpayers...