Alas, the DMCB quickly learned these types of post hoc analyses are not only beset by numerous data flaws, they can also fail to show the program really worked. While the initial C-Suite response to the DMCB's pessimism was to find a more cooperative geek, what typically followed were instructions to adjust the program and then find the necessary proof to get it published.
Which is why the DMCB has some sympathy for whoever is going to be running the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Even with the impressive name and all the zeros in its budget, one unspoken purpose of the CMMI may turn out to be eerily similar to what the DMCB went through. Policymakers, politicians and bureaucrats may assume that the CMMI exists to do the research that can justify covering