President Trump delays CMS bundles implementation by 60 days: 4 things to know
Here's what you should know.
1. The delay was one of a series President Trump placed on regulatory changes published in the National Registry, that had not yet taken effect. President Trump's administration is reviewing pending legislation.
2. Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare and Washington, D.C.,-based National Association for Home Care & Hospice both said to HHN they believe CMS is "jumping the gun" with the unproven programs.
3. HHS Secretary Tom Price (R) also questioned the models' effectiveness. In September 2016, Dr. Price wrote a letter in September 2016 saying Medicare has surpassed its power through mandating bundled payments, which takes decision-making power away from providers and patients.
Dr. Price believes participation in bundled payments should not be mandatory.
4. CMS said in a release, "We believe these models will further our goals of improving the efficiency and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries receiving care for these common clinical conditions and procedures."
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