The following was originally published on healthcareITToday.com. Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program has seen more ups and downs than the stock market. Here we go again! CMS seems to be pulling another about-face on Bundled Payments. Here is what I wrote in a blog post about the program back in November 2018.
“The Obama administration launched the programs and went through four models including a mandatory model (Joint Replacement). The first two Secretaries of HHS in the Trump administration decided that they didn’t like bundled payment programs and canceled two upcoming mandatory programs (care for heart attacks and for cardiac bypass surgery). ... read more