CCA Statement on CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative

On January 31, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the health care organizations selected to participate in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, an innovative new payment model.

Under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, organizations will enter into payment arrangements that include financial and performance accountability for episodes of care. These models may lead to higher quality, more coordinated care at a lower cost to Medicare. Read more.

“The Care Continuum Alliance supports the CMS efforts around the Bundled Payment Model Initiative, and, as it represents a broad spectrum of organizations and companies, it is very pleased to have members engaged in this effort.

As our industry evolves, we believe it is important to pilot projects that can examine new payment arrangements that test both financial and performance accountability for episodes of care. We believe that efforts such as this can expand our knowledge of which models may lead to higher quality and more coordinated care at a lower cost to Medicare.

CCA supports projects that can reduce fragmented care and enhance coordination across providers and health care settings. We also believe that bundled payments can align incentives for providers – hospitals, post-acute care providers, physicians, and other practitioners – providing opportunities to work closely together across all specialties and settings. Ultimately, this will benefit the consumer, the caregiver and our health care delivery system.”

Learn more about CCA’s advocacy and government affairs initiatives.

Advertisements

Please leave your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: