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Tuesday, 7th February 2012

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Activity on Many Fronts

Source: Urban Institute, via Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) equipped the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with a range of cost-cutting and quality-enhancing tools, the most significant of which might be its new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center).

This summary paper provides a status report on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The paper first defines the goals Congress envisioned for the Innovation Center and the new tools it was given, emphasizing how the enhanced authority compares with CMS’ traditional demonstration programs. Next, the paper outlines the Innovation Center’s organization and staffing, and how it sets priorities and decides on funding.

+ Link to the full report (PDF; 209.93 KB)

+ Link to report brief (PDF; 72.93 KB)


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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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