Application for CMS Innovation Center Geographic Direct Contracting Model – April 2

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the new Geographic Direct Contracting Model, which will test if using a geographic-based approach to care improves quality and reduces costs.  The RFA specifies the regions targeted for the model and that Direct Contracting Entities may contract with Critical Access Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Rural Health Clinics as Preferred Providers.