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Innovation center models used by CMS for COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans on June 2 to change some of the innovation center models to account for the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).

As part of this announcement, CMS issued a table which has specific model adjustments related to financial methodologies, quality reporting and model timelines that are being implemented.

Some of the models being updated include: Independence at Home (Section 3024 of the ACA), Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model (HHVBP), Bundle Payments for Care Improvement Advanced, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, Direct Contracting (Global and Professional) and Primary Care First—Serious Illness Component (SIP). The start of SIP will be delayed until April 1, 2021.

Related link: For more information on innovation center models from CMS visit: https://go.cms.gov/2zvmBAo.