On November 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center released a request for applications (RFA) for its "Direct Contracting" initiative. For this initiative, CMS is inviting health care professionals to participate in Direct Contracting agreements with CMS. Direct Contracting is a set of three voluntary payment model options aimed at reducing expenditures and preserving or enhancing quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). The payment model options available under Direct Contracting test new risk-sharing arrangements to produce value and high quality health care. Direct Contracting model options build on lessons . . .