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CMS launches voluntary bundled payments model, first since spiking mandatory bundles

By: | Tags: , , , , | Comments: 0 | February 7th, 2018

The agency’s Innovation Center said the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model is the first APM that would qualify under MACRA.
“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center has launched a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced — which CMS Administrator Seema Verma said is the first Advanced APM. The current Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative, or BPCI, is scheduled to end on Sept. 30. BPCI Advanced starts on Oct. 1 and runs through Dec.  31, 2023. The BPCI will qualify as an advanced alternative payment model under the quality payment program for MACRA. With advanced APMs, providers take financial risk, but can also reap an incentive payment reward.” Read the full article.
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