On October 1, 2017, hospitals in 98 selected MSAs will become part of CMS’s mandatory Episode Payment Model (EPM) program. Organizations will be thrust into the world of value-based payments and will be rewarded for working together with physicians and other providers to avoid complications, prevent hospital readmissions, and speed recovery. The EPM program encompasses four different models: acute myocardial infarction (AMI) model, coronary artery byass graft (CABG) model, and surgical hip and femur fracture treatment (SHFFT) model, and the cardiac rehabilitation (CR) incentive payment model.
This EPM master class, presented by Deirdre Baggot, PhD, and Timothy Jahn, MD, and will provide insights and strategic approaches for the successful implementation of CMS’s mandatory EPM program.
- Understand how the EPM mandate impacts organizations and identify immediate next steps for ensuring preparedness by the October 1, 2017 start date
- Apply key strategies for driving economic and clinical success within CMS’s mandatory EPM program
- Understand the implications of EPM participation on an organization’s financial outlook as well as on participation in other value-based payment arrangements
Timothy Jahn, MD
Chief Clinical Officer