The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network to provide a forum for public-private partnerships. The network was created to help the U.S. health care payment system meet or exceed recently established Medicare goals for value-based payments and alternative payment models. Health care payers, providers, employers, purchasers, state partners, consumer groups, and others are invited to join the network. The network will be supported by an independent contractor that will act as a convener and facilitator, and will synthesize and document best practices across a variety of topic areas. A Guiding Committee will be created to prioritize discussion topics and make recommendations to the contractor.
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