CMS will let providers withdraw retroactively from BPCI-A

Clay Richards, CEO at naviHealth in Brentwood, Tennessee, told Healthcare Dive on Tuesday that CMS’ decision shows the agency’s willingness to provide flexibility. Allowing providers to withdraw retroactively creates “a trial-and-error period without significant consequences,” he said.

Richards suggested the move may encourage more hospitals and physician group practices to participate in additional episode groups.

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