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AHCA Provider Lounge Series: CJR and Cardiac Bundled Payment Models (video)

Posted by The Harmony Team on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Interview with Melissa Powell, COO - The Allure Group

Kris Mastrangelo, President of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) interviews Melissa Powell, Chief Operation Officer at The Allure Group in Brooklyn, NY in the AHCA Provider Lounge.  Melissa discusses how The Allure Group has established best practices for both CJR and Cardiac bundled payment models.   Melissa's homes have built an impressive, niche programming around the Cardiac patient - which both she and her facilities are extremely proud of. (Audio transcription below).

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Topics: AHCA Provider Lounge Series, CJR, Bundled Payments, Cardiac

Bundled Payments Are Heart Throbbing

Posted by Melissa Fox on Tue, Aug 02, 2016

The payment reform roller coaster is getting faster and chock-full of surprises!  On July 25, 2016 the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released a Proposed Rule for:

  • Cardiac Care: New Bundle payment models for Cardiac Care.
  • Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR)-Addendum: An extension of the existing bundle payment model for hip replacements to other hip surgeries.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: A new model to increase Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pathway for Physicians: A proposed Pathway for Physicians with significant participation in bundle payment models to qualify for payment incentives under the proposed Quality Payment Program.


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Topics: CJR, Cardiac Care, proposed rule, Pathway for physicians

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