As a key part of the ACA. CMS made healthcare payment innovation a cornerstone of the bill. After a few years of implementing this, the results are in. For 2014, CMS had a $3 million loss instead of savings.
This goes to show healthcare innovation and reform especially payment model innovations need a bit more time. As the saying goes, an aircraft carrier can’t turn on a dime. With the complexity and size of the US healthcare system, we are truly a massive organization that needs a wide turning radius.