CMS cancels second model aimed at shared decision-making

Modern Healthcare: The Trump administration is scrapping an Obama-era initiative that aimed to tap into outside organizations to improve care for select Medicare patients.

As part of the Direct Decision Support Model, which was announced in late 2016, the CMS was going to partner with commercial firms that provided health information to the public but were not providers.

The agency had received applications from willing partners last year, but the effort had not launched.

On Friday, the CMS announced that it was junking the model.

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