The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) review a new bundled payment model called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model authorized by the Section 1115A of the Social Security Act and progressing from a Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative that has stemmed from efforts toward efficient care management. Applying the model will involve various updates and changes outlined in the transmittal.
Subject: Episode Payment Model Operations
Release Date: Feb. 17, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Implementation Date: July 3, 2017
Special Notes: N/A