Photo of speaker Christina Ritter Christina Ritter (CMS)

Director of the Patient Care Models Group, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Christina Smith Ritter joined the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in April 2016 as the Director of the Patient Care Models Group (PCMG). In this roleshe manages episode and bundled model development and implementation. PCMG’s portfolio includes the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Modelthe Oncology Care Model, the Home Health ValueBased Purchasing Modelthe Medicare Care Choices Model, and the proposed Radiation Oncology Model.  

Ms. Ritter has worked in many capacities at CMS in her career. Prior to her current position, she was the Deputy Director of the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group, which handles fee-for-service (FFS) payment policy for hospitals, physicians, Part B drugs, and laboratories, among others. She previously led payment policy for both the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and the physician fee schedule. In addition to working on FFS payment policy, Ms. Ritter has also spent time working on coverage, Medicare Advantage quality measures, and the Medicare Drug Card program, a precursor to Part D drug payments. 


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