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CMS Delays Cardiac Care Bundles, Expansion Of Hip-And-Knee Bundles Until January

May 18, 2017
CMS on Thursday (May 18) delayed until January the start of the cardiac care bundles and the expansion of the hip-and-knee joint replacement bundle. Agency officials want more time to consider changes to those programs. “Delaying the [episode payment models’] and CR incentive payment model’s start date dates until January 1, 2018 will ensure that CMS has adequate time to undertake notice and comment rulemaking, if modifications are warranted,” CMS announced Thursday (May 18). “This would ensure that, in the...

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