CMS Shrinks Mandatory Hip-And-Knee Bundle As Half Of Participants Get Initial Performance Pay For Year 1

November 30, 2017
CMS on Thursday (Nov. 30) canceled the Episode Payment Models and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive pay model, and it shrunk the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement demonstration after about half of hospitals participating in that mandatory model earned payments from CMS when preliminary data showed they were below benchmark spending for the model's first year. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said new voluntary pay bundles will be announced soon. American Hospital Association Vice President of Payment Policy Joanna Hiatt Kim...

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