Hospital administrators trying to determine which metrics to track for CJR need to keep things simple.
Implementing a new care model is one thing. Achieving true transformation is another.
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.
For organizations willing to put in the time and effort necessary to properly plan for and maintain their PCMH, clinical and financial benefits await.
Care model transformation is an incremental process, and what an organization sacrifices in speed it can make up for in stability.
The traditional approach to access in the healthcare system has been to simply allow patients to wait in line – something that patients are increasingly unwilling to do.
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