CMS Releases Third Innovation Center Report to Congress

January 2017 ~

As mandated by section 1115A(g) of the Social Security Act, the CMS Innovation Center recently released its third Report to Congress(pdf). The report highlights activities between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016, but also highlights a number of important activities started during that time period that were announced between September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

During this period, the CMS Innovation Center has tested or announced 39 payment and service delivery models and initiatives authorized under section 1115A authority.

The CMS Innovation Center’s portfolio of models and initiatives were established to improve care and value, as well as tests focus on reducing program expenditures while improving the quality of care and incorporate participants from health care providers, states, payers, and other stakeholders in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

For additional information on the portfolio of models being tested through the CMS Innovation Center, visit the CMS Innovation website.


Source(s): CMSCMS Innovation website;