Medicare Direct Contracting, officially known as the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model (GPDC), was recently redesigned and renamed due to concerns raised by stakeholders, who said the model would limit the care options of Medicare beneficiaries.

In late February 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the model will undergo changes and be renamed the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model, making its future highly uncertain.

Medicare Direct Contracting was a healthcare industry trend in our 2022 March Healthcare Classic. Explore this year’s interactive bracket to see the most impactful healthcare trends face off.