This week NAMD offered initial insight on this new incentive program, which CMS is in the early stages of designing. We underscore that success can be maximized by building unique Medicaid issues into the design of the multi-payer program – for instance, ensuring the model reflects the variation between Medicaid programs and state APMs. We also point out opportunities for CMS to align its work internally and with its federal partners to drive widespread transformation through this initiative. In particular, we urge our federal partners to ensure adequate support is available to support the state design and implementation of APMs.
NAMD’s letter on the MACRA multi-payer incentive program is available on our website. In addition, NAMD’s 4th Annual Operations Survey provides additional information on Medicaid’s unique role in innovation, as well as key capacity challenges Directors face in carrying out this work.