Bet on in­no­va­tion cen­ter

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

The Cen­ter for Medi­care and Med­i­caid In­no­va­tion has the po­ten­tial to be a lab­o­ra­tory and stim­u­lus for very valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to mak­ing health­care re­forms work, as well as the po­ten­tial to be­come one more shiny idea that tar­nishes quickly (“CMS launches cen­ter for in­no­va­tion,” ModernHealth­care.com, Nov. 16).

Hav­ing had the op­por­tu­nity to work with Richard Gil­fil­lan in the early days of man­aged care in the Philadel­phia area and then see his per­for­mance a decade later as CEO of the Geisinger health plan, I would put my money on the for­mer out­come—the guy is smart, se­ri­ous, fair and just plain ef­fec­tive.

Ge­orge Grode Vice chair­man Pin­na­cleHealth Harrisburg, Pa.

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