CMMI 2020 Report to Congress Posted

Situation Report | August 16, 2021 

On August 4, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s 2020 Report to Congress (RTC).  

The report covers activities from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2020.

Between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020, the CMS Innovation Center tested, announced, or issued Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for a total of 38 payment and service delivery models and initiatives and conducted six congressionally mandated or authorized demonstration projects.  

Since the inception of the CMS Innovation Center, five model tests have delivered statistically significant savings, namely: the ACO Investment (AIM) Model; the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model; the Maryland All-Payer (MDAPM) Model; the Medicare Prior Authorization Model: Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport (RSNAT); and the Pioneer ACO Model.  

Other models, such as the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care (CEC) Model and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, did not show savings but demonstrated significant improvements in quality. 

Access the report here.