The U.S. Digital Service is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update Medicare’s payment program, FedTech reports.
Agile approaches and a new cloud-based platform are central to the modernization efforts.
From the article:
One of USDS’s signature projects involves the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a unit of the Health and Human Services Department, which is changing the way Medicare pays doctors and clinicians, rewarding them for the quality, rather than quantity, of care they provide.
To do so, USDS has worked with CMS to launch a new cloud-based platform and has helped CMS roll out new online tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) to make it easier to work with the agency. Along the way, USDS introduced agile development methodologies at CMS to help iterate on new technologies faster.
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