Medicare is the nation’s largest and most influential insurer, and how CMS decides payments has a large impact on practitioners. CMS is using new billing codes and demonstrations to achieve higher value in care, and this two-pronged approach allows CMS to incentivize specific activities known to work while testing promising new services.
About the Urban Institute
The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.