Premier and seven other organizations offered recommendations to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services on recent changes to the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced model. The recommendations are designed to help healthcare providers remain in the model while continuing to engage in the COVID-19 pandemic response. The groups urged CMS to:
- Delay the changes for one year, or at a minimum, allow participants an opportunity to remove service line groups or leave the program at the end of the first performance period in model year 4;
- Provide the COVID-19 mitigation policies to any performance period in which there is a designated public health emergency; and
- Limit clinical service line groups to clinically similar episodes and allow episodes without a clinically relevant group to be selected individually.
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Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.