By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier
Premier is encouraged that the direct contracting model has a number of elements for which we’ve advocated over the years, including allowing primary care capitation 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, focus on chronic care and allow a testing year for participants.
Premier is looking forward to getting more details and helping CMS refine the models, particularly to ensure that the approach to benchmarking and addressing overlap with existing models enables their success.
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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.