February 25, 2022
Transition to Value
  • The CMS announced it is replacing the Medicare direct contracting model with a similar accountable care organization model in 2023. The ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model, a redesign of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) Model, better reflects the agency’s vision of creating a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high quality, affordable, person-centered care. In addition to transitioning the GPDC Model to the ACO REACH Model, CMS is canceling the Geographic Direct Contracting Model (also known as the “Geo Model”) effective immediately. (Press release here; Article here)