By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Premier is disappointed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center would make such drastic changes to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model so late in the model timeline. Health systems participating in these models have made significant investments during the first three years of the program to succeed in the model. Requiring participants to take on additional clinical episodes to cover a full-service line by January 1 does not give providers adequate time to establish the necessary processes to redesign care in those areas. Requiring this change while providers are actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic makes it all the more challenging and ill-advised.
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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.