François de Brantes is senior vice president of Episodes of Care at Signify Health and has been designing and implementing value-based payment programs for over a decade. For Signify Health, he leads customer development of Medicare Advantage, self-insured employer, and commercial payer markets. In this interview, Mr de Brantes discusses alternative payment models, advancing value-based care, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) refreshed strategy and future goals.
Can you comment on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CMMI’s refreshed strategy on equity and accountability?
The strategy refresh offers both important introspection on past and current models and several important recommendations for the future, including how to get close to 100% of Medicare beneficiaries in accountable care relationships and addressing the current level of inequities in beneficiary outcomes.