Medicare's Opportunity to Encourage Innovation in Health Care Delivery

Mechanic, Robert; Altman, Stuart
March 2010
New England Journal of Medicine;3/4/2010, Vol. 362 Issue 9, p772
Academic Journal
The article comments on the role of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI) in facilitating beneficial changes in the health delivery system in the U.S. According to the authors, the CMI would examine innovative payment and service-delivery models designed to minimize Medicare and Medicaid expenditures while improving the quality of care. They add that the CMI would encourage delivery of innovation by building alternative payment structures to decrease clinical waste.


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