New CMMI models will support Americans living with advanced illness

On April 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models focused on serving patients with complex, chronic conditions and those with serious illness.

Aspire Health is pleased to have been part of the coalition that has worked to develop and champion the new models that will help transform advanced illness care.  Read more about the CMS Primary Cares Initiative as well as what leaders – including Aspire Health’s Brad Smith – are saying about the important work done to strengthen care for the vulnerable patients we serve:


About Aspire Health

Aspire Health is the nation’s leading community-based palliative care provider, currently operating in 25 states and over 70 cities.  Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an innovative palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes.  Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Aspire is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional information on Aspire Health can be found at


Trisha Farmer 

for Aspire Health



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