CMS Delayed in Sending Claims Data

“Hospitals and physician groups that want to participate in the CMS’ new Medicare bundled-payment demonstration are sweating because the agency is behind schedule in giving providers the claims data they need to decide which care bundles to select,” reported...

CMS Reduces CJR Mandatory Participation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new proposed rule that would reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model from 67 to 34 and allow the remaining 33 to opt-in to...

Analysis of BPCI Shows No Increase in Volume

The Altarum Institute published a study last week stating that BPCI did not lead to a statistically significant rise in volume of total joint replacement procedures at participating hospitals. Referencing a recent BPCI study published in JAMA, the study’s authors...

BPCI Extension Available For Awardees

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that awardees who started participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative in October 2013 and are scheduled to end in 2016, are now able to extend participation in...
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