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CMS to no longer exclude Medicare ACOs from BPCI Advanced savings
Modern Healthcare

Participants in the CMS’ advanced bundled payment model will soon be able to apply the benefits of the program to all beneficiaries part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

In an email on Friday, the CMS said beginning Jan. 1, healthcare providers participating in model year 3 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program will take precedent over Medicare ACOs in the enhanced track, which has the most downside risk. Prior to this, participants in the bundle could only apply the program to beneficiaries if they were in the basic track, or ACOs in tracks previously called Tracks 1, 1+ and 2.