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Register now: Update on Bundled Payments for Care Improvement

by Lindsay Conway

On Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, my colleagues in the Financial Leadership Council are holding a webconference to review the latest changes to Medicare’s bundled payment program. Register now to join them.

CMS updates the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program

CMS had originally invited participants in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program to propose their own bundles, but they recently announced that they will instead move ahead with 48 predetermined bundles with no flexibility on related ICD-9 codes and the choice of no more than four time periods. This standardization will make it easier for CMS to scale up the program in the future, but it also means that most participants will be at risk for more care than they had expected.

Learn more at the webconference

The presentation is open to all Advisory Board members, and we encourage you to participate. Register now.

If you can't join us on Friday, you can read a summary of the recent changes on the Financial Leadership Counil's blog, At the Margins.