American Journal of Managed Care
Does Medicare Support Coordinated Care for Those on Dialysis? Actions Speak Louder than Words
August 15, 2020
For years, our nation’s policymakers and elected officials have focused tremendous efforts toward transforming health care into a value-based system, one that tackles health disparities through coordinated care services. In fact, CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently found Medicare’s fee-for-service system “insufficient” and called for increased urgency to create a system that focuses on the total person and the social risk factors that impact care.
So, when government agencies like CMS that manage our nation’s Medicare program roll out policies that contradict these sentiments—as well as years of concerted efforts—it’s befuddling, to say the least.