In­no­va­tion Cen­ter fo­cuses on trans­form­ing care sys­tem

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

As the re­cently launched Cen­ter for Medi­care and Med­i­caid In­no­va­tion de­vel­ops its strate­gic plan in the next month, it will re­main fo­cused on chang­ing the nation’s fed­eral health­care pro­gram from “a claims payer sup­port­ing frag­mented care to a value-added part­ner sup­port­ing seam­less, co­or­di­nated care,” said physi­cian Richard Gil­fil­lan, the cen­ter’s act­ing di­rec­tor. Gil­fil­lan was the key­note speaker Dec. 16 at In­no­va­tions Across the Nation in Health Care De­liv­ery, a day­long event in Washington hosted by the jour­nal Health Af­fairs. In his re­marks, Gil­fil­lan said he would not be­la­bor the point that the cur­rent sys­tem is un­sus­tain­able, but did em­pha­size that by 2030, more than a third of the fed­eral bud­get will be de­voted to the Medi­care and Med­i­caid pro­grams. That’s why the new cen­ter is ea­ger for ideas from providers on mod­els that de­liver bet­ter care, im­prove health and lower costs. “Talk to us about mod­els that do that,” Gil­fil­lan said. “If we err, we will err on the side of be­ing with you in the com­mu­nity.”

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