CMS Accepting More Proposals for its Bundling Initiative
February 18, 2014 07:33 AM
CMS has reopened the opportunity for proposals in its bundling initiative for Models 2, 3, and 4. CMS is reopening its call for proposals due to the agency’s interest in getting a larger number of bundling demonstrations going as well as a wider variety of proposals.
Models 2 and 3 involve post-acute care services. NAHC encourages home health agencies to consider developing a proposal for the bundling initiative, as there is a significant push in health care policy to advance post-acute care bundling as a model of payment for the future.
Home healthcare is likely to be the beneficiary of that push as it can provide comparable care in the community that is much less expensive than institutional care.
The announcement regarding the new bundling invitation is available here.