January 27, 2021

Volume XI, Number 27

CMS Direct Contracting Model: Evaluating Participation and Managing Risk [WEBINAR]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Direct Contracting Model presents an exciting move towards value-based care with benefits for participants, providers and patients alike. However, the model raises a number of complex legal, policy and economic questions that participants or entities considering participation must address to effectively manage risk while meeting patient and provider needs.


McDermott Will & Emery, McDermott+Consulting and BDO have combined their legal, economic and policy expertise to outline the issues organizations should address. The webinar will explore:

• Differences between the Direct Contracting Model, Medicare Advantage and CMS ACOs/MSSP

• The economic value proposition of the Direct Contracting Model

• Governance requirements and considerations for participants, including governing body composition and control

• Operational considerations, including readiness assessments and pathway selection

• Risk assessments, including state risk-bearing entity and risk-based capital requirements