PCC's Statement on new CMS Innovation Center Strategy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021—Following is a statement by Ann Greiner, president and CEO of the PCC, on the release today of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center/CMMI) “Driving Health System Transformation – A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center’s Second Decade.”

"CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Deputy Administrator and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Director Elizabeth Fowler and the CMMI team have laid out a bold vision and strategy for how to continue transforming the U.S. health system through innovation and a focus on equity, and strong investments in comprehensive, whole-person primary care are crucial to its success.
"By 2030, CMS calls for most Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to be in longitudinal, accountable-care relationships, which are foundational to primary care. CMS envisions new advanced primary care models for 2023 and beyond as well as further support for smaller and independent practices to foster transformation.
"Centering health equity, the CMS Strategy Refresh insists that the benefits of innovation reach underserved and rural communities that have often been left out in the past. 
"The Primary Care Collaborative looks forward to working with CMS/CMMI on the concrete steps to realize this exciting vision."

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Ann Greiner, Primary Care Collaborative president and CEO, is available for further comment and interviews. To arrange an interview, contact:
Stephen Padre
Communications Manager, Primary Care Collaborative

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