Azar Brings Back Mandatory Demos, Including Those CMS Canceled

By Michelle M. Stein / November 8, 2018 at 3:41 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday (Nov. 8) said CMS plans to both bring back the mandatory bundled-pay models the agency canceled last year and look at new models, including for radiation oncology. Azar also said CMS’ innovation center will propose new primary care models before the end of the year. “Real experimentation with episodic bundles requires a willingness to try mandatory bundles. We know they are the most effective way to know whether these bundles can successfully save money...

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