Bundled Payments

News and Advocacy

  • CMS releases final rule cancelling cardiac episode payment models along with technical fact sheet

  • NAACOS sends letter in support of cancellation of Episode Payment Model rule

  • NAACOS letter to CMS details concerns with complexity and lack of data on overlapping APMs

  • NAACOS Summary of the Proposed Rule to Cancel Cardiac and Expanded Joint Replacement Bundled Payment Models

  • CMS proposed regulation cancels mandatory cardiac bundles and limits the CJR program

  • CMS postpones implementation of new cardiac and SHFFT episodes to Jan. 1, 2018

  • NAACOS submits comments to PTAC on the importance of protecting the goals of population health focused delivery models

  • NAACOS outlines concerns regarding ACO overlap with bundled payment models in response to CMS interim final rule delaying new cardiac episodes

  • NAACOS position statement on episode payment models
        
  • CMS issues further delay of new episode payment models to Oct. 1, 2017

  • NAACOS overview of the final Episode Payment rule 

  • NAACOS Overview of CJR Model 

  • CMS finalizes Episode Payment rule creating new bundled payment model for cardiac services. See the CMS fact sheet on this announcement here.

  • NAACOS submits comments to CMS on their proposed bundled payment rule, which would introduce a new mandatory cardiac bundled payment program, expand the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model and discusses a possible future voluntary bundled payment program building off of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCI)

  • Overview of the CMS proposed rule expanding episode payment models, including a new cardiac bundled payment 

  • NAACOS sends letter to CMS urging caution in implementing new bundled payment initiatives
     
  • New England Journal of Medicine article When Payment Systems Collide, details concerns about overlap or ACOs and Bundled Payments

  • NAACOS and ACO Community Send Letter to CMS Voicing Concerns about Overlap of Bundles and ACOs 

  • CMS responds to our letter outlining concerns about the overlap of Bundles and ACOs

  • CMS CJR Final Rule Released on Monday, November 16 

  • CMS Releases CJR Fact Sheet 

  • NAACOS Comments on Release of CMS CJR Final Rule 

  • NAACOS Comments on CCJR NPRM

  • NAACOS response to WSJ Commentary favoring bundled payment over ACOs 

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