The Medicare program delayed again its mandatory bundled payment models. This announcement, however, does not change CMS's commitment to the Bundled Payments Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative and its successor model in 2018. Specifically, CMS delayed by three months the effective dates of both the mandatory cardiac EPM programs and the expansion of the CJR model. CMS requests comment on delaying until January 2018 these effective dates.
CMS Embraces Innovation and Competition
Steve Wiggins with Nick Bluhm and Ryan PardoSeptember 20, 2017
Today, Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, published a Request for Information seeking feedback on how to lead CMS’s Innovation Center in a new direction. Her statements reflect a belief in competition, consumer empowerment and a willingness to use waivers to enable meaningful innovation.
Remedy in the News
Remedy continues to be a strong advocate for the BPCI program and using bundled payment models as a path to healthcare transformation.>
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Chris Garcia Named CEO of Remedy Partners
Remedy Partners, the nation’s leading bundled payment company, has named Chris Garcia its chief executive officer, effective July 12, 2017. Remedy is well-positioned for accelerated growth as the healthcare industry continues to adopt bundled payments as a core value-based payment strategy.
What a whirlwind trip to D.C.! Remedy’s Chairman Steve Wiggins and I visited the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services yesterday to share Remedy's experience in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative. We joined the CMS leaders of the BPCI initiative, who shared similar observations about the path to bundled payment success.
Gene Huang leads the SNF Model 3 bundled payment business for Remedy Partners and has been with the company since July 2012. Prior to Remedy, Gene was the President and Chief Development Officer for a home visit physician practice. Gene’s healthcare leadership roles include COO of Opticare Eye Health, Vice President of Health Facilitation for CIGNA HealthCare, nterim CEO for Citrus Health Care, and SVP of Operations and Development for Aveta. Gene also developed Oxford Health Plan’s Medicare Risk Business from a start-up to an $850 million business.
Skilled nursing facility (SNF) professionals at the forefront of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) movement will gather in Orlando for a two-day collaborative event starting on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
Sheetal Shah, Director of Interoperability at
Sheetal is responsible for projects related to partner integration and data exchange. Prior to Remedy Partners, she spent five years at the US Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Her experience in health IT includes two years in Ethiopia leading the implementation of an administrative and clinical IT system at a university health center. She has an MPH degree in Health Policy from George Washington University and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
Remedy helps older Americans recover from hospital stays through aligned provider incentives, care coordination services, information sharing, software integration and transitional care networks.