GAO finds overlaps in CMS payment and delivery testing

12/23/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

A Government Accountability Office report identified three areas of overlap -- reflecting similar goals, activities or target populations -- between 17 health care delivery and payment models being tested by CMS and other CMS initiatives, suggesting duplication of efforts at the agency. "GAO is recommending that the Administrator of CMS direct the Innovation Center to expeditiously complete its process to review and eliminate any areas of unnecessary duplication in contracts that have been awarded in one of its models," the agency said.

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