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.
Despite predictions to the contrary, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are increasingly attractive to the Medicare population. As a result, Provider-Sponsored Medicare Advantage plans are becoming equally attractive to provider organizations.
Delaying the implementation of the CJR bundled payment initiative is no way to revolutionize healthcare.
The passing of MACRA was greeted with much fanfare, but the actual challenges of impementing it are setting in.
CMS leaves much to the imagination.
CMS's site of service reimbursement differentials are beginning to fade.
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.
The final rule features modifications based on more than 400 public comments.
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