The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that looks to explore changes in health care delivery and payments that will help improve the quality of care Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The Innovation Center will be focused on driving improvements in individual care, developing new models of care and developing concepts to improve public health and strengthen community health. The center will leverage expertise from a variety of groups including including hospitals, doctors, consumers, payers, states, employers, advocates, relevant federal agencies and others to obtain direct input and build partnerships.
The center will host a series of open forum calls and in-person regional community listening sessions that are open to the public and will be hosted by Richard Gilfillan, M.D., Acting Director of the Innovation Center to get feedback on the goals, operating plans and priorities of the Innovation Center.
Visit the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for more information.