According to a Proposed Rule released on August 10, Medicare's next iteration of voluntary bundled payments will be an Advanced APM in 2018, opening the door for robust participation. The Proposed Rule, if implemented in January 2018, would cancel the Mandatory Cardiac Episode Payment Models and make participation voluntary in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model for half of selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and for low-volume and rural hospitals.
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.>
CMS proposes changes to CJR: 6 key thoughts on what this means for orthopedic bundled payments
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Is HHS’ Proposal to Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payments a Step Back from Value-Based Care? Many Healthcare Experts Say No
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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.
Remedy CEO Carolyn Magill Cites Bundles as a Catalyst for Systemic Change
The spotlight was on bundled payments this week as CMS delayed the mandatory implementation of bundled payment initiatives for cardiac care and the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment pilot project. The delay, which was consistent with HHS Secretary Tom Price’s known objections to mandatory initiatives, allowed proponents of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI) program, like Remedy Partners CEO Carolyn Magill, to reinforce the program’s success to date.
To be successful in this program, you will need to optimize your day-to-day workflow, ensuring that your patients receive better care at a lower cost. We at Remedy Partners believe that there are 6 Steps to Success.
SNF Readmission and Mortality Risk Versus Discharges to Home
Co-Authored by Steve Wiggins, Brittain Brantley, Mary Dittrich, MD, Marina Burke, NP, Win Whitcomb, MD
Evidence is growing that patients fare comparatively well when choosing to go home after a hospitalization, versus being admitted to a post acute facility. Patients discharged to
their homes have readmission and mortality risk that is equivalent and possibly lower than patients with similar conditions who are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or other post acute facilities. Remedy’s own research, as well as studies published by the American Heart Association and the American Journal of Medicine, provides encouraging evidence to support discharges to home for challenging patients.
Remedy helps older Americans recover from hospital stays through aligned provider incentives, care coordination services, information sharing, software integration and transitional care networks.