Keep­ing tabs on the poli­cies af­fect­ing health­care

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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.

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