CMS Rolls Out New Bundled Payment Model

BPCI Advanced, which will start in October, is different in several important respects from the older model, according to Carter Paine, chief operating officer of naviHealth, a Brentwood, Tennessee-based company that helps manage patients’ transition to post-acute care and has participated in the older model. For one thing, CMS is incentivizing providers to reduce costs by 3% for each episode of care, rather than 2% as in the old model. “It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out,” he said during an interview at which a public relations person was present.

In addition, “it lasts longer, up to 2023, which we think is a good thing,” he said.

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