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CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 05, 2018

The CMS is giving provider groups one more week to decide on participating in the CMS' voluntary Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced program. The extension comes after complaints that providers didn't have the claims data needed to make a decision.

Azar tells hospitals ACO models will get easier

Azar tells hospitals ACO models will get easier

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 09, 2018

Some providers believe HHS Secretary Alex Azar will ease provider self-referral restrictions that they say inhibit physicians and hospitals from building accountable care organizations.

Hospitals worry about uncertain CJR bundle payments

Hospitals worry about uncertain CJR bundle payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 09, 2018

The CMS punted on a question from hospitals about how the agency will update its pay strategy for the Care for Joint Replacement model now that knee replacements can take place in outpatient settings. Providers say the uncertainty is causing them to worry over finances.

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