November 30, 2017
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, CMS released the final rule and interim final rule to implement changes to the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program (CJR). This rule also cancels the Episode Payment Models and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model. The final and interim final rule can be downloaded here. A technical fact sheet is available here. Comments are due 60 after publication in the Federal Register which is scheduled for December 1, 2017.
Major provisions of the final rule and interim final rule include:
Episode Payment Models and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model
Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances