The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) remains committed to moving the health care system towards value-based care in the early years of the Biden Administration, though the center’s leadership is doing some soul-searching on how best to pursue its mission, according to CMMI’s new director Liz Fowler.
Fowler made her first public remarks since taking the helm at CMMI at the National Association of Accountable Care Organization’s virtual conference. CMMI has developed a number of payment model demonstrations that give hospices access to value-based programs, but with the change of administration the future of some of those initiatives is uncertain.
“We are 100% committed to expanding access to health care, and we are equally committed to continuing to move our system towards value,” Fowler said at the conference. “But I’ll be honest, I think we’re at a crossroads right now. Collectively, all of us need to draw on what we’ve learned from the last 10 years and chart a path for the future together.”