Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is a branch of the United States government under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.[1] It was created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 2010 U.S. health care reform legislation. "The center is to test innovative payment and delivery system models that show important promise for maintaining or improving the quality of care in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), while slowing the rate of growth in program costs".[1] The center "is to give priority to twenty models specified in the law, including medical homes, all-payer payment reform, and arrangements that transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to global fees and salary-based payment".[1] It is "intended to overcome antireform inertia by creating a mechanism for the diffusion of successful pilot programs" without requiring Congressional approval.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guterman S, Davis K, Stremikis K, Drake H (June 2010). "Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid will be central to health reform's success". Health Aff (Millwood). 29 (6): 1188–93. PMID 20530353. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0442. 
  2. Meredith B. Rosenthal (May 2011). "Hard choices — Alternatives for reining in Medicare and Medicaid spending". The New England Journal of Medicine. 364 (20): 1887–1890. PMID 21506734. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1104428. 

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