Advisor Live: Proposed Episode Payment Models for AMI, CABG, and Hip and Femur Fractures

September 27, 2016
On July 25, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to establish three new bundled payment policies for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and surgical hip and femur fracture treatment (SHFFT). Collectively, the models are referred to as Episode Payment Models (EPMs). The new payment models will be mandatory for hospitals in particular geographic regions. CMS proposes to test the EPM models for a five-year performance period, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2021. The proposed rule also includes changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model and proposes to establish an incentive payment to hospitals for coordinating cardiac rehabilitation and intensive cardiac rehabilitation services. CMS is accepting comments on the proposed rule until Oct. 3, 2016. This webinar provides an overview of the proposed rule, including: - Background and rationale for new payment models, - Inclusion and exclusion criteria, - Payment methodology, - Quality performance in the payment methodology, and - Legal waivers.
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