While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the health care industry, it has not stopped the push for innovations in how value-based health care can be delivered. For example, Adventist Health and Synchronous Health recently announced a partnership to deliver behavioral health through telehealth and use artificial intelligence to assist Adventist Health’s caregivers. CMS has also continued to foster innovation because, as Seema Verma puts it, “Innovation is the fuel that powers the engine of progress and creativity.” CMS will likely continue to remove regulatory barriers, helping health care companies continue to innovate throughout the pandemic and beyond.

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