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Webinar Replay: What’s Next for CMS Innovation Center?

A Guide to Building Successful Value-Based Payment Models

This webinar was held on November 30, 2017.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in September that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) would shift its focus from promoting mandatory, large-scale value-based payment initiatives to an approach that stresses voluntary, home-grown efforts. The upshot: expanded waiver flexibility that will allow providers freedom to develop and test a wide variety of value-based solutions.

During this webinar, experts from HMA and Leavitt Partners discussed why CMMI adopted this new approach and what it means for providers. The webinar also explores CMMI’s underlying desire to foster healthcare competition by promoting value-based payment models without creating market leverage.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the practical implications of CMMI shifting away from testing large-scale, standardized value-based models to focus more on voluntary, provider-led, home-grown models and what this approach may mean for the future of innovation.
  2. Obtain a roadmap to building, testing, and assessing the efficacy of potential value-based payment models at the local level.
  3. Understand what makes for a successful model test, including the process for testing a value-based payment model, applying for a waiver, development of a data infrastructure, obtaining provider cooperation, and ensuring an adequate mix of members.


Tony Rodgers, Principal, HMA
David Muhlestein, Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners

Who Should Listen

Executives of hospitals, health systems, physician practices, clinics, behavioral health providers, and other provider organizations; Medicaid managed care plan executives; and Medicaid directors and staff.