Tag: payment models

CMS Evaluates Episode-Based Payment Models

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) released a report in which seven episode-based payment models were evaluated to identify common themes and best practices from eac...

Podcast on the CMS Innovation Center with Focus on Current and Future Model Development Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest episode of its podcast, CMS: Beyond the Policy, titled “CMS Innovation Center: Where we are, how Models are Developed and the Next Steps in Value.” The episode features a di...

Recent Updates from the Innovation Center

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently posted several documents to their website. Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees The Financial Alignment Initiative is designed to provide individuals dually ...

CMS Presents All-Payer Combination Option Overview Webinar

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on May 21, 2019, from 3 to 4 pm ET, to provide an overview of the All-Payer Combination Option. The All-Payer Combination Option allows clinicians to become a ...

CMS Presents Primary Care First and Direct Contracting Informational Sessions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will be holding informational sessions on recently announced payment models. CMS announced two new pathways encompassing five...

PTAC Update: Declines to Recommend Wound Care Models and Solicits Comments on a New Telemedicine Proposal

The Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) met on March 11, 2019, in Washington, DC, to review two proposed payment models related to wound care services. PTAC did not recommend either model. CMS Support of Wound Care in Priva...

McDermottPlus Launches 2019 CMS/CMMI Payment Model Tracker

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Innovation Center support the development and testing of innovative health care payment and delivery models. The Innovation Center is expected to announce several new models in 2019 – at ...

PTAC Update: PTAC Submits Four Reports to the Secretary and One New Proposal Open for Comment

Reports to the Secretary The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) transmitted four reports to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services contai...

PTAC Recommends Models for Implementation and Limited Scale Testing at September 2018 Meeting

The Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) met September 6-7, 2018, in Washington, DC, to review four proposed payment models. At the recent meeting, PTAC recommended one model for implementation, two models for limited-scale testing a...

Registration Open for September 6-7, 2018, PTAC Meeting

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) recently opened registration for a public meeting on September 6-7, 2018. Registration and agenda information is available here.   The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthoriza...

Secretary Responds to PTAC Recommendations

On June 13, 2018, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, responded to recommendations from the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) on 12 proposed payment models. The Secretary did not commit to im...

CMS Finalizes Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy for CJR

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule to provide flexibility to hospital participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model (CJR) located in those areas impacted by extreme and uncontrollab...