CMS seeks comments on new direction for CMMI

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a request for information seeking stakeholder input on potential new models that could be tested by its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Specifically, CMS seeks input on a new direction for CMMI to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.

CMS provides information on eight areas it is interested in testing new models: increased participation in advanced alternative payment models; consumer-directed care and market-based innovation models; physician specialty models; prescription drug models; Medicare Advantage innovation models; state-based and local innovation, including Medicaid-focused models; mental and behavioral health models; and program integrity.

Comments can be submitted online or via email to through November 20, 2017.