CMMI Publishes Report on its Role in Driving Health Systems Innovation.

Published this month by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), this report focused on the strategic refresh that CMMI announced previously this year. As part of this strategic refresh, CMMI has indicated that all new models will include patients from diverse backgrounds, including underserved populations such as rural and historically disadvantaged communities. CMMI also included in the report feedback from stakeholders received during webinars held around the strategic refresh, including rural-specific feedback about the challenges rural providers face in joining value-based care arrangements and possible rural-specific strategies for CMMI to consider.