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CHA Comments on Direct Provider Contracting Model Request for Information

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CHA has prepared the attached comment letter on a potential alternative payment model that would allow direct provider contracting between payers and primary care or multi-specialty groups within the Medicare fee-for-service, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid programs. Responding to a request for information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CHA’s comments provide a number of guiding principles for the development of alternative payment models, including some specific considerations for direct provider contracting models. In addition, CHA urges CMS to carefully review additional comments submitted by providers in California, who for decades have been leaders in managing primary and specialty care through multiple public and private sector initiatives. Members are encouraged to use CHA’s letter to develop their own comment letters, due May 25.