Premier provides recommendations on bundled payment for care improvement model

Oct. 27, 2020

Premier stated it and seven other organizations offered recommendations to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on recent changes to the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced model.

The recommendations are designed to help healthcare providers remain in the model while continuing to engage in the COVID-19 pandemic response. The groups urged CMS to:

·        Delay the changes for one year, or at a minimum, allow participants an opportunity to remove service line groups or leave the program at the end of the first performance period in model year 4;

·         Provide the COVID-19 mitigation policies to any performance period in which there is a designated public health emergency; and

·         Limit clinical service line groups to clinically similar episodes and allow episodes without a clinically relevant group to be selected individually.

Premier has the statement.

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