PIPC Submits Comments to CMMI on Listening Session on Incorporating Beneficiary Perspectives into Model Testing, Implementation, and Evaluation
In a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) offered comments on CMMI's Listening Session entitled "Incorporating Beneficiary Perspectives into Model Testing, Implementation, and Evaluation." PIPC Chair Tony Coelho applauded CMMI Director Liz Fowler for conducting the listening session, noting that PIPC looks forward to working with the Health Care Payment and Learning Action Network (LAN) to convey the importance of beneficiary perspectives and prioritize best practices that focus on patient-centered outcomes. PIPC also called on CMMI to establish a clear process for engagement with patients and people with disabilities.
"Within CMMI, we have consistently strongly advocated for patient advisory panels to guide the development of alternative payment models and for CMMI to engage with patients and people with disabilities in the development of patient-centeredness criteria to measure the success of alternative payment models, as called for in statute," wrote Chair Coelho. "We are excited for this listening session to be the first of many as CMMI renews its efforts to center its work on those with the most to benefit from its success – patients and people with disabilities."