Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations

Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations

The Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations is LeadingAge’s clearinghouse for information, resources, networking, and assistance about the relationship between managed care, both Medicare and Medicaid, and post-acute and long-term services and supports providers. Here you can find information, education and tools providers need to participate in managed care, integrated service delivery and alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations and/or bundled payments. Questions? Contact us.

  1. The "Hospice Carve In" Demo Explained

    Who can apply? Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) can elect to participate in the hospice benefit component and in other components offered by the VBID model or to only participate the hospice benefit component of VBID (while meeting a few core criteria of the VBID model). MAOs are ...

  2. Brad Smith Announced as New CMMI Director

    In this new role, Smith will not only lead the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation but will also serve as a Senior Advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for Value-Based Transformation. Secretary Azar stressed that Smith will “continue and accelerate the value-based transformation work” of CMS ...

  3. Should Life Plan Communities Lead Special Needs Plans?

    A SNP model could help life plan communities influence outcomes of care for residents over time.

  4. So You Want to be a Special Needs Plan: Perspectives from the Field

    A number of LeadingAge members are asking that question. In response, the Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations at LeadingAge compiled observations and advice from several sources, including consultants who specialize in this area and members that are pursuing or have implemented their own SNP strategy. The main ...

  5. Direct Contracting Model Announced

    The DC model is aimed at creating new opportunities to test an array of financial risk-sharing arrangements and builds on lessons learned from the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives including the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Next Generation ACO (NextGen). The DC model also draws on payment ...