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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Innovation Center Posts New Resources

CMS has updated it’s Innovation Center resources.

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CMS Announces MOM Model

CMS announces the Material Opioid Misuse (MOM) model as part of the agency’s strategy for combating the opioid crisis.

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Payment Innovation: Other

MedPAC Releases 2018 Payment Basics – A Series of Briefs on the Various Medicare Payment Systems

MedPAC releases 2018 Payment Basics, a series of briefs on the various Medicare payment systems.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

Secretary Responds to PTAC Recommendations

Secretary Responds to PTAC Recommendations; Does Not Commit to Implementing any Models but Indicates Particular Interest in Two Serious Illness Models

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Adam Boehler Named as Head of CMS Innovation Center

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar named Adam Boehler, the founder and former CEO of Landmark Health, as the deputy administrator and director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. Created under the Obama Administration through the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Innovation Center supports the development and…

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMS Announces New Voluntary BPCI Advanced Model

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced a new voluntary episode payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced Model) that will test a new iteration of bundled payments for 32 Clinical Episodes. The Advanced BPCI Model will operate…

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMS Finalizes Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, Cancels Episode Payment Models and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model

On Thursday, November 30, 2017,  CMS released the final rule and interim final rule to implement changes to the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program (CJR).

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Payment Innovation: Advanced APMs

Organizations Advocate to CMS to Expand Advanced APM Opportunities to Include APMs Under Medicare Advantage

On May 12, 2017, ten organizations submitted a letter to Secretary of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Tom Price urging him to afford physicians and physician groups credit for participation in Medicare Advantage Alternative Payment Models (APMs) for the Advanced APM pathway of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Under the QPP, physicians who meet…

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Health Affairs Blog Launches New Topic: Diffusion of Innovation

On May 16, 2017, the Health Affairs Blog launched a new topic: Diffusion of Innovation. The focus of the blog topic is how innovations are diffused across health care and will continue over the next year followed by the publication of a theme issue in February 2018.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMMI Hosts Public Listening Session on Radiation Therapy APMs on May 3rd

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will hold a public listening session regarding the development of a report to Congress on an alternative payment model for radiation therapy services. The listening session, scheduled for May 3, 2017, will provide an important opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input on the report.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMS Hosts Oncology Care Model Stakeholder Feedback Opportunity on May 11

CMS is hosting a stakeholder feedback opportunity on the Oncology Care Model (OCM) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. All interested OCM stakeholders are invited to attend this public forum, with the goal of hearing feedback about OCM. The forum will include a brief introduction from the OCM team followed by discussion.…

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMS Hosts Webinar on ACO Track 1+ Model

Registration is open for a webinar hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the ACO Track 1+ model.  Previously, CMS announced that beginning in 2018 the ACO Track 1+ model would be an option under the Advanced APM track of the Quality Payment Program.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Released: CMS Innovation Center Report to Congress

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 the CMS Innovation Center released its third Report to Congress. While the focus of the report was on activities between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016, it also included initiatives between September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

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Payment Innovation: Regulation

CMS Finalizes Policies for New Mandatory Cardiac and Orthopedic Models, Adjustments to CJR; Previews Details of Medicare Track One Plus ACO Model

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized several new Innovation center models expanding the agency’s footprint in the value based payment model space.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

OIG Releases Report on MACRA Early Implementation Efforts

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report on the results from an early implementation review of the Medicare agency’s management of the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Announces Reduced Medical Review Pilot Program for Providers Aligned with Certain Advanced APMs

On October 13, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an 18-month pilot program to reduce the burden of medical record review of clinicians participating in certain Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). CMS uses contractors to review payments and claims for accuracy. Despite the administrative burden on both the agency and providers…

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