CMS Targets Cardiovascular Care With New Mandatory Bundles

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CardioSource WorldNews

In July 2016, CMS announced three new manadatory bundles, called episode payment models (EPMs), for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), and hip/femur fractures. Additionally, a new program for increasing cardiac rehabilitation was also proposed. The AMI and CABG bundles present new challenges and opportunities for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. In this column, we highlight the latest CMS mandatory bundled payment program and explain what organizations can do to prepare for cardiac bundles.

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