CHA News Article

CMS Extends Participation in BPCI Models 2, 3 and 4 for Two Years

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative for models 2, 3 and 4 through Sept. 30, 2018. BPCI models 2, 3 and 4 include two phases – a preparation period during phase 1 and a risk-bearing period in phase 2. All participants were transitioned by Sept. 30, 2015 into phase 2, which was previously scheduled to end after participants completed a three-year performance period for each clinical episode entered into during phase 2. Now, awardees may choose to sign an amendment extending their period of performance for all clinical episodes for up to two years. More information is available in a CMS fact sheet