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.
With the AHC model, CMS aims to improve overall care by steering Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to social services available in their communities.
A coordinated post-acute care model can help keep patients from returning to ER.
Telemedicine is increasingly becoming a viable means of reaching patients who are located in remote areas, unable to travel, or want a more convenient healthcare experience.
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