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Top 10 Ways to Make Use of the CMS Bundled Payment Delays

Top 10 Ways to Make Use of the CMS Bundled Payment Delays Cindy Friend, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA/HCA Vice President, Population Health Strategy On March 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) published an interim final rule (IFR) Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, which officially delays: The implementation of bundled payment for cardiac initiatives from July to October The effective date of a ... Read more

Hold Your Bundles!…Or Not?

Hold Your Bundles!…Or Not? Cindy Friend, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA/HCA Vice President, Population Health Strategy March 24, 2017 Earlier this week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule (IFR) “Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model”. The IFR delays: The implementation of bundled payment for cardiac initiatives from July to October The effective date of a final rule that outlines the implementation of ... Read more