CMS Announces 1,300 Participants for New BPCI Advanced Initiative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that nearly 1,300 hospitals and physician group practices have signed agreements with the federal agency to participate in the Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) model.

Clay Richards, CEO of naviHealth, a post-acute care management company based in Tennessee, and which is a BPCI convener, notes that its hospital and health system partners saved more than 8 percent, or approximately $2,000 per episode, which translates to move than $83 million in the BPCI initiative. “With the increase in BPCI Advanced participation, we expect the impact to be even greater,” says Richards.

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