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Commonwealth Fund issue brief details Innovation Center’s mission and challenges faced

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The Commonwealth issue brief, “Identifying, Monitoring, and Assessing Promising Innovations: Using Evaluation to Support Rapid-Cycle Change,” reviews the mission of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) and provides perspectives from the research community on critical issues and challenges. This issue brief focuses on three requirements the Innovation Center must address to meet its objectives: 1) focusing on research-based changes that have the potential to achieve significant impact on improving quality and lowering costs; 2) documenting innovation testing and goals and tracking implementation and performances; and 3) generating evidence requisite to support broad-based policy change. To support these goals, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has provided the Innovation Center with $10 billion in funding from 2011 to 2019. The intent is to allow quicker and more effective identification and spread of desirable innovations, with the goal of ultimately modifying Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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