Thursday, October 2, 2014, Washington, DC.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a request for information to innovate Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP), Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD), Medicaid managed care plans (Medicaid plans), Medigap plans, and Retiree Supplemental health plans.  Specifically, CMS requests information on innovations in:

●   Plan design, including but not limited to value-based insurance design

●   Care delivery;

●   Beneficiary and provider incentives and engagement;

●   Network design.

This request coincides with the recent introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to authorize a V-BID demonstration project in Medicare Advantage.