Payment Bundling Initiative — Deadlines Extended for Model 1

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has extended deadlines related to Model 1 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, released Aug. 23. Due to a large number of requests to allow providers more time to develop applications for Model 1, the letters of intent for Model 1 are now due Oct. 6 and applications are due Nov. 18. The revised deadlines will allow hospitals and other providers to study BPCI and prepare the necessary plans to submit to CMMI. More information is available at Contact: Matt Absher, (916) 552-7669,; Alyssa Keefe, (202) 488-4688,