Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CMS - Care Improvement Model 1 Open Period

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–5504–N3]

Medicare Program; Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Model 1 Open Period

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This notice announces an open period for additional organizations to be considered for participation in Model 1 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

DATES: Model 1 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement

Deadline: Interested organizations must submit a Model 1 Open Period Information Intake form by July 31,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  for questions regarding Model 1 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

For additional information onthis initiative go to the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Website at:

• Improve care coordination, beneficiary experience, and accountability in a person-centered manner.

• Support and encourage providers that are interested in continuously re-engineering care to deliver better care and better health at lower costs through continuous improvement.

• Create a cycle that leads to continually decreasing the cost of an acute or chronic episode of care while fostering quality improvement.

• Develop and test payment models that create extended accountability for better care, better health at lower costs for the full range of health care services.

• Shorten the cycle time for adoption of evidence-based care.

• Create environments that stimulate rapid development of new evidence based knowledge.

We are announcing an open period for additional organizations to be considered for participation in Model 1
of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Acute care hospitals paid under the inpatient
prospective payment systems (IPPS) and organizations that wish to convene acute care hospitals in a facilitator convener role are eligible to be considered for participation in Model 1.

Interested organizations must submit a Model 1 Open Period Information Intake form for a copy of the form go to the CMS Web site.

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