BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 7

Medicare ACO Track 1 Model

CMS-559-F Final Rule Advanced Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (Cardiac and Orthopedic Bundled Payment Models)This was finalized December 20, 2016, to continue Medicare's push toward payments that reward quality over quantity. It also creates a strong argument for hospitals to deliver better care at lower cost for their patients.  Three key components of the finalized new policies jump out:• Improvement of Cardiac Care – There are three new payment models that support clinicians providing treatment to patients for heart attacks, heart surgery to bypass blocked arteries, or cardiac rehab following myocardial infarction or heart surgery.• Improvement...

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