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Bundled Payment for Care Improvement BPCI

AHA Calls for Bundled Payments Delay, Reform for BPCI Advanced

February 21, 2018 - Though supportive of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced), the American Hospital Association (AHA) recently urged CMS to delay the model’s application deadline until the federal agency provides additional information and possible reforms. “CMS’s announcement of BPCI Advanced and the corresponding materials raise important questions for...

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Exploring the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model

by Jacqueline LaPointe

CMS recently unveiled the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced initiative, a new bundled payments model that will include inpatient and outpatient clinical episodes and qualify as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model...

Voluntary Bundled Payments Launch, HHS Nominee Backs Mandatory APMs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

CMS announced a new voluntary bundled payments opportunity starting in late 2018 on the same day that HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar seemingly backed mandatory alternative payment models during a Senate Finance committee hearing. The new...

Premier: Bundled Payment Models Should be Voluntary Nationwide

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Premier Healthcare Alliance recently offered CMS several recommendations for bundled payment model development, including making programs voluntary for providers across the nation. CMS has implemented several mandatory bundled payment...

Bundled Payments Model Cuts Joint Replacement Costs by $1,166

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Hospitals participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative decreased Medicare spending on lower extremity joint replacement hospitalizations by $1,166 per episode compared to non-participating hospitals, reported a...

CMS: Bundled Payments Model Will Decrease Medicare Spending

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative has the potential to significantly reduce Medicare spending on 11 of 15 clinical episode groups that were analyzed in the program’s second annual evaluation report. In an official...


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