New details emerged Tuesday about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' anticipated Innovation Center. In an announcement, CMS Administrator Donald Berwick and center Director Richard Gilfillan formally introduced the ACA-directed program designed to research and test new means of providing and paying for healthcare.
CMS says it is consulting various stakeholders, including hospitals, physicians, health plans, and consumers, as it tests different care delivery and payment models, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), in hopes of finding a more effective delivery system for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
"By working together with innovative and committed providers, we can create a system that works better for everyone," said Gilfillan in a statement. "We want to identify, validate and scale models that have been effective in achieving better outcomes and improving the quality of care, but may be relatively unknown."
New initiatives the center will undertake include: