Federal spending on health care—driven primarily by Medicare and Medicaid—is expected to exceed $1 trillion in 2018. The Affordable Care Act created the CMS Innovation Center to test new approaches to health care delivery, known as models that could curb spending while providing better care. We reviewed the center's efforts. A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses the center’s efforts to evaluate these models from the standpoint of achieving goals.
The report can be obtained at https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690875.pdf.