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Sept. 30, 2021, 8:36 PM

Biden HHS Downplays Medicare Payment Models Touted by Trump Team

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

A Biden administration push to make federal health programs more equitable for marginalized populations will likely result in fewer payment models in which providers assume direct financial risk, a top Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator said.

Speaking at a conference of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations on Thursday, Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator of the CMS, said that as the agency “defines it’s new strategic vision going forward, I would be surprised if CMS defines one of our core measures for outcome being more populations being in full risk-based models.”

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