CMS ex­tends dead­line for bun­dled-pay­ment plan

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

Providers con­sid­er­ing the first model of the CMS In­no­va­tion Cen­ter’s bun­dled-pay­ment ini­tia­tive now have more time to ex­press their in­ter­est and pre­pare ap­pli­ca­tions. The ini­tia­tive, in­tro­duced last month, of­fers four care mod­els, of which three of­fer a ret­ro­spec­tive pay­ment method and one that would pay providers prospec­tively. Feed­back from po­ten­tial ap­pli­cants led the In­no­va­tion Cen­ter to ex­tend the let­ter-ofin­tent dead­line for the first model to Oct. 6 and the ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line to Nov. 18, adding a few more weeks to the orig­i­nal Sept. 22 and Nov. 4 dead­lines. The first model of care is aimed solely at acute-care hos­pi­tal stays. The In­no­va­tion Cen­ter noted in a news re­lease that it has “re­ceived much in­ter­est and a large num­ber of in­quiries” about the pro­gram.

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