Premier congratulates Liz Fowler, a proven healthcare policy veteran, on being tapped to head the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Fowler is the ideal leader to continue CMMI’s important work to incent providers to move away from fee-for-service and toward alternative payment models. Unshackled from fee-for-service, these models were instrumental in helping healthcare providers not only quickly adapt care to respond to the unique conditions of the pandemic, but also better weather the financial volatility that has stemmed from it. Healthcare providers have made tremendous progress in leveraging value-based care to gain insight into the many forces that influence healthcare and to improve outcomes and close care gaps in their communities. We look forward to working with Fowler to supercharge these efforts by creating greater incentives for providers to make these investments and remove barriers to even greater cost savings, better care coordination and faster movement to two-sided risk.
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Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.