Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has established Innovations.cms.gov – the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Posted on January 25, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has established Innovations.cms.gov – the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

By Don Berwick, M.D., Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

“We have been given a great opportunity – under the historic Affordable Care Act – to create the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

The ultimate goal of the Innovation Center is to explore new approaches to the way we pay for and deliver care to patients so that we have better results both in terms of the quality of care and the affordability of coverage. Congress has charged this new CMS Center with identifying, testing and ultimately spreading new ways of delivering care and new ways of paying for care.

This is an enormous, challenging and exciting opportunity. But, we cannot do it alone. The Innovation Center will work with a diverse group of stakeholders including patient advocates, hospitals, doctors, consumers, employers, states, and other federal agencies to get the best ideas and put them to work.”  … continues

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