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CMS Announces BPCI Participants, Including AAMC Convener Group

February 1, 2013—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 31 announced the participants in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative.  Among those participating is a group of 10 AAMC members convened by the AAMC; the AAMC group has members participating in Model 2 and Model 4 of the initiative.  Nearly 50 additional academic medical centers also will be participating in BPCI.

In a Jan. 31 press statement, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., applauded the announcement, saying, “America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals are uniquely positioned to take a leading role in initiatives such as this one that are transforming health care for patients. We applaud these institutions for their work with this important effort, which will ultimately reduce costs and result in better patient care.”

The institutions participating in the AAMC’s group include Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Atlantic Health, Duke University Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Sinai Health System, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

BPCI includes four models of bundling payments, varying by the types of health care providers involved and the services included in the bundle. Depending on the model type, CMS will bundle payments for services beneficiaries receive during an episode of care, encouraging hospitals, physicians, post-acute facilities, and other providers as applicable to work together to improve health outcomes and lower costs. Organizations of providers participating in the initiative will agree to provide CMS a discount from expected payments for the episode of care, and then the provider partners will work together to reduce readmissions, duplicative care, and complications to lower costs through improvement.


Jane Eilbacher
Policy and Regulatory Specialist
Telephone: 202-828-0896


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