CMS Pediatric Care Improvement RFI Extension Announced
April 2017 ~
CMS on March 28 announced that it will extend the deadline for comments on the Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on the design of alternative payment models (APMs) focused on improving the health of children and youth covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
CMS is specifically seeking input on:
- The potential to include the pediatric population in integrated service model concepts like accountable care organizations;
- Flexibilities and supports states and providers may need to offer such care models; and
- Approaches for states and providers to coordinate Medicaid and CHIP benefits and waivers with other health-related social services for this population.
The deadline for receipt of comments has been extended to April 7, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Source(s): CMS Innovation Center website; CMS Blog; Lexology;