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AHA Calls for Bundled Payments Delay, Reform for BPCI Advanced

CMS should delay the BPCI Advanced application deadline until it provides information on target prices, attribution, and quality measures for the bundled payments, AHA advised. 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 […]

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Industry Orgs Concerned with 2018 MACRA Implementation Rule

Stakeholders argued that the 2018 MACRA implementation rule will slow the value-based care transition and does not promote quality over quantity. Industry groups, including the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), are questioning if the new 2018 MACRA implementation rule truly promotes value-based care. In recent comments on the […]

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Understanding the Basics of Bundled Payments in Healthcare

How do bundled payments fit into the growing value-based reimbursement ecosystem? The shift to value-based care has driven public and private payers to redesign reimbursement models that stress accountability for care quality and healthcare costs. As the fee-for-service environment fades away, alternative payment models like bundled payments are helping to define the future of revenue […]

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Medicare Cardiac, Ortho Bundled Payments Delayed Until 2018

CMS pushed back the implementation of compulsory Medicare cardiac and orthopedic bundled payment models and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment program until 2018. CMS recently delayed the launch date of three mandatory Medicare cardiac and orthopedic bundled payment models and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment program from May 20, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018. The […]

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