CMS Seeks Stakeholder’s Input

The CMS Innovation Center www.innovation.cms.gov has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comments on how to develop and test models to increase the engagement of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries as related to healthcare.

The Innovation Center is considering several models to test different methods of engagement. Of particular interest to CMS are models that use:

  • Evidence-based social and behavioral insights to improve beneficiary engagement
  • Interventions and engagements that use methods from behavioral economics
  • Social psychology, incentive design, and other methods to attract attention of beneficiaries
  • Continued motivation for the beneficiary engagement in the model to improve health and healthcare activities

 

Other examples may include:

  • Improving engagement and self-management of diabetics
  • Improving adherence of acute myocardial infarction survivors with cardiac rehabilitation as prescribed
  • Improving influenza vaccination rates
  • Encouraging medication adherence by patients with chronic disease

 

CMS is interested in ideas from beneficiaries and advocates, insurers, managed care plans, and from employers interested in how incentives and behavioral insights may help to improve beneficiary engagement.

RFI submissions must be submitted by or on September 15, 2014. To view the RFI, go to www.healthcarecommunities.org/Home/RFI-BeneficiaryEngagement.aspx. For additional information, email BenEngage@cms.hhs.gov.

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