Tough decisions: How OCM and BPCIA participants managed COVID-19 overlap challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our healthcare system. That’s true for participants in the Oncology Care Model and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced programs. Organizations in these programs had to make important decisions regarding the overlap of their program performance periods with the COVID-19 public health emergency. Several trends have begun […]

Major OCM deadline approaching

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has implemented several policy amendments and changes to value-based care program methodologies. In June, CMS released new COVID-19-related payment methodology and data reporting flexibilities for Oncology Care Model participants impacting performance periods 7-9, along with establishing two new voluntary performance periods in 2021. The deadline for electing to […]

ICYMI: Notes from the field for February 2019

As the year rolls on, February’s news cycle featured a lot of dispatches from HIMSS, along with a few policy updates from CMS. Here’s what caught our attention—what’s been on your mind?   Policy Played a Big Role at HIMSS19 CMS Administrator Seema Verma at #HIMSS19 discussed new transparency requirements for Medicare program participants. This […]