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Value-based model watchers may be interested in an outline in the new MedPAC report, required by the Consolidate Appropriations Act of 2021, for a proposed value-based program for a post-acute care value incentive program, aka PAC-VIP.
When coding under a risk-adjustment paradigm, capturing the full range of a patient’s chronic conditions takes on elevated importance. That’s because your payments, and ultimately your coding compliance, may be impacted.

CMS has published feedback and issued a new RFI on proposed "Direct Provider Contracting Models" — which sound a lot like direct primary care, but with CMS paying the bills .

A little-noted feature of the recent U.S. budget law gives a break to radiation therapy providers.

Providers in Harrisburg, Pa., Cincinnati, Ohio, Gainesville, Fla. And Lubbock, Tex., may not be applauding a new CMS final rule that scales back Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program next year. That’s because in those localities — as well as 30 other high-cost areas — the CJR program continues to be mandatory next year.


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