The CMS announced Tuesday a new voluntary bundled-payment model that will be considered an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA. The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model includes 32 clinical-care episodes that providers can choose from, 29 of which are in the inpatient setting and three in the outpatient setting.
The new model is the first advanced APM to be introduced by the Trump administration. The first cohort will begin Oct. 1. The model performance period will run through Dec. 31, 2023. Under the model, clinician payment will be based on quality performance during a 90-day episode of care. Participants must select at least one of the 32 clinical episodes to apply to the model. Some of the clinical episodes are major joint replacement, percutaneous coronary intervention provided in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and spinal fusion.
Source: Maria Castellucci, Modern Healthcare [1/9/18]
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