AAHKS Signs on to CMS Refinement Panel Letter

In a letter to CMS Acting Administrator, Andrew M. Slavitt, AAHKS joined other medical societies in recommending that CMS restores the Refinement Panel to serve as the relative value appeals process that was appropriately in place prior to 2011. CMS had convened the...

Refinements to the BPCI Initiative Models

CMS intends to implement a new voluntary bundled payment model for CY 2018, based upon BPCI, where the model(s) would be designed to meet the criteria to be an Advanced APM. The BPCI initiative Models 2, 3, and 4 would not currently qualify as Advanced APMs based on...

Upcoming Quality Payment Program Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting the Quality Payment Program National Stakeholder Call on Monday, August 1, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. The number to call is 1-800-837-1935, and conference ID is 43116806. TTY...

Military Health System Bundling TJR

The United States Department of Defense issued a notice that they have started a test bundled payment process called “TRICARE Bundled Payment for Lower Extremity Joint Replacement or Reattachment” (LEJR). According to the statement, TRICARE will be based on the CJR...
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