A group of bipartisan lawmakers wants the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to be more transparent in its handling of value-based care models as the center continues a major overhaul of its demonstrations.
The 24 lawmakers sent a letter to CMMI Director Liz Fowler on Wednesday seeking for more insight into the center’s decision-making process on value-based care models it oversees. The letter comes less than a month after Democrats were concerned over several parts of the Direct Contracting Model.
“As we look towards the future of CMMI, we believe it will be stronger with greater transparency and increased participation from stakeholders,” the letter said. “We believe in greater use of real-time data to immediately understand the impact of models on healthcare providers and patients so that decisions can be made quickly about the value of a demonstration.”