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A state map that shows that California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Georgia and New York state all have more than 1 million Original Medicare enrollees. CMS said the Geo program will let private organizations, or “direct contracting entities,” administer traditional Medicare coverage for some enrollees. (Credit: CMS)

The agency that runs Medicare wants to give private organizations a chance to try administering traditional Medicare coverage.

The agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced a two-part test for a new Geographic Direct Contracting Model.

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