Keeping tabs on the policies affecting healthcare
President Donald Trump, his administration and the GOP-led Congress are shaking things up in Washington. We’ve compiled a list of major policies and proposals that will help reshape the healthcare industry. Check here monthly for updates. For weekly updates, go to ModernHealthcare.com/Tracker
Interim final rule to delay implementation of Medicare cardiac bundles
The CMS delayed expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement and the implementation of its bundledpayment initiatives for cardiac care from July 1 to Oct. 1, 2017. It also delayed, for a second time, the start date for CJR and other bundled-payment programs, from March 21 to May 20, 2017. The agency also delayed its Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model and is considering delaying all mandatory bundled-payment initiatives even further, until 2018. The models were created by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, which was established under the Affordable Care Act.