What is CMMI?
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is a government body established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to test new models for paying for and delivering health care. The ACA gives CMMI significant flexibility and broad authority to try a wide range of new payment and delivery models. These can include “alternative payment models,” such as accountable care organizations, bundled payments and patient centered medical homes or more direct changes to Medicare coverage and payment.
CMMI works differently than other government agencies. It is not required to follow a formal rulemaking process or provide opportunities for public comment.