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CHA Forwards Payment Bundling Advisory to Payment Reform Workgroup

CHA provided the Payment Reform Workgroup with a paper prepared by the American Hospital Association on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative announced by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on Aug. 23. The advisory — available at www.calhospital.org/bundling-advisory — describes the major provisions of the initiative, including the application deadlines. CHA is working with legal counsel to develop a California-specific paper to help hospitals understand the issues and considerations that may be unique to implementing such an initiative in this state. The CHA paper is expected to be available in the next week. For more information on the four models proposed by CMMI, go to http://innovations.cms.gov/areas-of-focus/patient-care-models/bundled-payments-for-care-improvement.html. CHA looks forward to receiving member questions and feedback on this issue. Contact: Matt Absher, (916) 552-7669, mabsher@calhospital.org.

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