Task Force Provides Comments to CMS regarding EPM Cancellation and CJR Modifications

The Task Force has submitted comments to CMS on the proposed rule Cancellation of Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Models; Changes to Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model (CMS-5524-P). The Task Force advocated that CMS introduce voluntary bundled payment models as soon as possible, and recognize proactive investments. Regarding the proposed modifications to CJR, the Task Force encouraged better synchronization with other Alternate Payment Models, a redefinition of the “low-volume” threshold and offered support for gainsharing and broadening the scope of the Affiliated Practitioners.

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