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CHA Urges Increased Opportunities for BPCI Advanced Participation

Last week CHA sent the attached letter to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), urging the agency to consider two additional start dates for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model. Under the model’s current timeline, hospitals are expected to select clinical episodes they will be held accountable for and sign participation agreements by Aug. 1 for an Oct. 1 start date. However, a number of hospitals did not receive data from CMS until late June, and have had limited time to conduct the complex analyses required to decide whether to participate in the model. In its letter, CHA urges CMMI to offer two additional, optional performance year 1 start dates of Jan. 1 and April 1, 2019, to maximize the number of participants in the model.