BPCI Advanced Second Cohort Application Period Started

On October 1, 2018, the first cohort of Participants in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model started participation in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Advanced Alternative Payment model. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the second application period for BPCI Advanced on April 24, 2019. Participants selected for the second cohort will start Model Year 3, beginning on January 1, 2020. At this time, CMS does not intend to have additional enrollment periods for Model Year 4 (2021) or Model Year 5 (2022).

Organizations interested in applying to participate as a Non-Convener Participant must be an Acute Care Hospital (ACH) or a Physician Group Practice (PGP) that could initiate clinical episodes under the Model. A Convener Participant may be a non-Medicare provider or supplier, a Post-Acute Care provider, an Accountable Care Organization, ACH or PGP.

More information about the model and its requirements, and the Request for Applications, the application template and the necessary attachments, are available on the website. Applications must be submitted via the Application Portal, which will open on April 24, 2019 and close at 11:59 pm ET on June 24, 2019. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462/mmcdermott@mcdermottplus.com or Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459/smadhani@mcdermottplus.com.