Last week, Archway Health CEO, Dave Terry, and GM of BPCI, Keely Macmillan, were featured in an article by McKnight's discussing recent CMS announcements.
On November 30th, 2017 CMS confirmed the cancellation of mandatory bundled payment models for hip fractures and cardiac care, as well as modifications to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “While CMS continues to believe that bundled payment models offer opportunities to improve quality and care coordination while lowering spending, we believe that focusing on developing different bundled payment models and engaging more providers is the best way to drive health system change while minimizing burden and maintaining access to care.”
Archway's Keely Macmillan believes that the announcement is “great news for nursing home providers,” and that this, “really clears the way for SNFs to be engaged in these voluntary programs.”
At Archway Health, we believe that the cancellations of mandatory models pave the way for voluntary success by giving engaged providers the opportunity to innovate around the best way to care for their patients across the full continuum of care.
Read the full article by McKnight's here.