The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation (CMMI) has kept up a steady stream of new model announcements over the last several months, leading providers deeper down the road of value-based payments and bearing risk.
The new models include the Direct Contracting and Kidney Care Choices models. These models are designed to provide greater flexibility and incentives to align providers and transform care than previous models. The Direct Contracting and Kidney Care Choices models include capitated payment and two-sided risk arrangements.
Key to participants’ success is a strong learning system that enables participants to make informed decisions that accelerate and optimize performance in the models, and Premier is working to do just that.
We are honored that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and research firm Mathematica have selected Premier to support content development for the CMS Value Based Care Learning system. This new learning system will facilitate peer-to-peer learning among Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs), Kidney Contracting Entities (KCEs) and Kidney Care First practices.
The learning system activities embody the work Premier has been leading for more than a decade with hundreds of healthcare providers in our collaboratives – connecting providers, data and knowledge to accelerate progress and outcomes.
It’s a proven methodology: Hundreds of providers participating in Premier’s other collaboratives regularly outperform national standards and deliver cost savings and innovation, including in our Population Health Management Collaborative, Bundled Payment Collaborative, QUEST and in our new contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health to leverage our data and collaborative methodology to scale maternal health improvements nationwide.