The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks information about large scale transformation of clinician practices to accomplish our aims of better care and better health at lower costs. Practice Transformation is a process that results in observable and measureable changes to practice behavior. These behaviors include core competencies: Engaged leadership and quality improvement; Empanelment and improved patient health outcomes; Business and Financial acumen; Continuous and team-based healing relationships that incorporate culture, values, and beliefs; Organized, evidence-based care; patient-centered interactions; Enhanced access; progression toward population based care management; State-of-the-art, results-linked, care; Intentional approach of practices to maximize the systematic engagement of patients and families; and Systematic efforts to reduce unnecessary diagnostic testing and procedures with little or no benefit.
CMS is issuing this Request For Information (RFI) (PDF) to obtain input on policy considerations about large scale transformation of clinician practices to accomplish the aims of better care and better health at lower costs. CMS may use the information collected through this RFI notice to test new payment and service delivery models. Please take the opportunity to respond to the questions most appropriate for your organization.
CMS staff looks forward to receiving comments through this RFI that will inform CMS’ policy considerations, and we anticipate using these comments to inform payment models that meet all statutory requirements and are consistent with CMS’ mission.
To submit responses, access the RFI in the Additional Information section below. All comments are requested in the on-line format by 11:59 pm EDT on April 8, 2014.