By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier
Premier is encouraged by the release of the direct contracting model, which has a number of elements for which we’ve advocated over the years. This includes allowing primary care capitation using Medicare Advantage rates in the regional benchmark and global budgets for providers who are ready for greater risk. We’re also encouraged that the models will provide a quality bonus, coordinate with PACE and Medicaid and focus on care for complex patients.
We look forward to working with our members to implement this model, which could offer providers an offramp from the fee-for-service treadmill.
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Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 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.