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CMS offers bundled payment participants two-year extension
Modern Healthcare

Providers in Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI) are invited to extend their participation for an additional two years. The CMS said the extension will give the agency more time to evaluate the effectiveness of the initiative.

BPCI is composed of four broadly defined models of care, which link payments for multiple services beneficiaries receive during an episode of care. Under the initiative, organizations enter into payment arrangements that include financial and performance accountability for episodes of care.