CMS delays CJR expansion, bundled payment model

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today delayed the applicable date for the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, new bundled payment program for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services, and new cardiac rehabilitation incentive program from July 1 to Oct. 1. The programs were all part of a final rule issued in December, which AHA had called “too much, too soon.” CMS said the delay allows for the possibility of additional notice and comment rulemaking to make any warranted changes. The agency also seeks comment on the appropriateness of a further delay to Jan. 1, 2018.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, bundled payment

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