By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Premier welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Center for Medicare & Medicare Innovation (CMMI) on the redesign of the Direct Contracting Model as it suspends additional participation in the model. We’ve taken lessons learned from years of experience working with healthcare providers in alternative payment models and offered recommendations to refine the program in order to move the needle on value-based care. CMMI should use this time to improve the model so that providers are better suited to be the accountable entity.
This is greater reason for CMMI to build on the successes of the Next Generation ACO (NGACO) Model by scaling the program to expand the number of providers that can take on a high level of risk.
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.