The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care for beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Evaluating these innovative payment and service delivery models to determine whether they are appropriate for expansion and which characteristics were associated with success should help inform the policies and regulations necessary to transform the US health care delivery system from one that rewards volume of care to one that provides coordinated, patient-centered, and outcome-driven care.
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