We should keep this "national treasure" in case of ACA repeal
As Republicans in Congress threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we keep hearing that value-based care is safe. But how safe can it be if we also dismantle the organization behind CMS’ progress and momentum? The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) was created under the Affordable Care Act and is tasked with developing and testing new payment and service delivery models, assessing results, and working with stakeholders to develop additional models. Free from direct Congressional oversight, the CMMI has been remarkably agile, unique in its ability to quickly make changes based on results and feedback from patients and providers.