Letter States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Has “Exceeded Its Authority”; Mandatory Demos Could “Drastically Deteriorate Quality of Life” for Beneficiaries
WASHINGTON – Over 170 members of Congress have signed a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services raising concerns over the size and scope of demonstration projects being carried out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The Healthcare Leadership Council today applauded the letter and its message that CMMI demos must represent “true tests” of new healthcare payment systems rather than “wholesale changes to statute.”
The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) is a coalition of chief executives from the nation’s leading healthcare companies, representing all health sectors.
The letter, which HLC has actively urged lawmakers to support, cites three proposed demonstration projects announced over the past year: a requirement that at least 800 hospitals in 67 geographical areas participate More Details »