CMMI Teases New Behavioral, Maternal Health Models Launching This Year

The CMS agency that tests value-based payment models hopes to announce two new models in behavioral health and maternal health later this year, according to Liz Fowler, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Both upcoming models have “a heavy role” for the Medicaid program, Fowler said during a Health Affairs policy briefing. The behavioral health model, which is currently going through clearance, will also involve Medicare, reports Healthcare Dive.

The CMMI is also working on strategies to better integrate specialty care with primary care, a priority Fowler called “a hard nut to crack.” Read more.

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