Premier submitted comments to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on the Community Transformation Track of the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. The CHART model offers the unique opportunity for providers to transform healthcare in their communities by repurposing rural facilities. However, Premier recommends that CMS take several actions to build on features of the model to ensure rural providers can succeed, including:
- Provide options for Medicaid participation
- Reduce the discounts and, at a minimum, alter how discounts are tied to population threshold
- Clarify how population shifts may impact the capitated payment
- Provide options for incorporating providers across the continuum
- Engage with participants early to develop end of model transitions
About Premier, Inc.
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.