Author: Rick Goddard

Introducing ACO REACH: The Evolution of Direct Contracting

March 11, 2022 | By and

Joseph Satorius Senior Vice President, ACO Programs & Strategic Operations, Lumeris Rick Goddard Vice President, Commercialization and Strategy, Lumeris On February 24, CMS announced the continuation of the Direct Contracting (DC) Program under a rebranded name called the ACO REACH Model* along with several important programmatic updates. The updates primarily focus on the promotion of (…)


CMS Innovation Center Strategic Refresh Emphasizes Value-based Payment Models and Health Equity

October 24, 2021 | By and

John Fryer, SVP and Head of Market and Rick Goddard, Sr. Director, Market Strategy Last week the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) introduced their strategic refresh “Putting All Patients at the Center of Care” to support broader, more equitable, and outcome-based healthcare delivery transformation while streamlining current and future payment models.    Since its inception in 2010 as a (…)


4 Takeaways from the Direct Contracting Financial Methodology Release

September 28, 2020 | By

On Thursday, September 17th, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released its highly anticipated series of financial guidelines for the Direct Contracting (DC) program. While many organizations have applied for the implementation period and first performance year of the program, the viability of their participation has hinged on the release of the financial (…)


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