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HHS and CMS Stirring Up Something Interesting in the Office of Innovation

December 10, 2018

According to the Washington Examiner, “'What if we gave organizations more flexibility so they could pay a beneficiary's rent if they were in unstable housing, or make sure that a diabetic had access to, and could afford, nutritious food?' Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at an event in November. 'If that sounds like an exciting idea... I want you to stay tuned to what CMMI is up to.'

Azar was referring to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center, a government entity created by Obamacare that tests different ideas for improving care and lowering costs. The expected changes would take effect through Medicaid, the program that covers low-income people and other vulnerable populations, including pregnant women and people with disabilities.”