Hospital administrators trying to determine which metrics to track for CJR need to keep things simple.
Under MACRA, CMS will place providers in the APM or MIPS track depending on activity in 2017.
CMS's expansion of the BPCI initiative comes on the heels of congressional efforts to slow the implementation of mandatory bundled payments.
While these are only proposed rules, they do shed light on what we can expect when they are finalized in November.
Delaying the implementation of the CJR bundled payment initiative is no way to revolutionize healthcare.
Care model transformation is an incremental process, and what an organization sacrifices in speed it can make up for in stability.
CMS leaves much to the imagination.
Coordination is at the heart of patient-centered care. As the medical neighborhood model evolves, Emma Mandell Gray talks about the tools and processes providers are using to improve coordination and what the early returns have been.
Under MACRA, it's clear that providers will have to manage the cost of care and demonstrate value. But the legislation will also have implications that are not so obvious.
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