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EXPANDING BUNDLED PAYMENTS: CMS PROPOSES NEW BUNDLED PAYMENTS RULE Justin Usher

August 11th, 2016 | 0

Amoney-in-glove-2cute care hospitals in certain selected geographic areas will participate in retrospective episode payment models targeting care for medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries receiving services during acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, and surgical hip/femur fracture treatment episodes. All related care within 90 days of hospital discharge will be included in the episode of care.

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Accommodating Patient Choice in Bundled Payment Initiatives Justin Usher

July 12th, 2016 | 0

Bundled_PaymentsThe hospital, as part of the discharge planning process, must inform the patient or the patient’s family of their freedom to choose among participating Medicare providers of post hospital care services and must, when possible, respect patient and family preferences when they are expressed. The hospital must not specify or otherwise limit the qualified providers that are available to the patient. 

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