Innovation Center Extends Bundled Payments Initiative Application Deadlines

Written by Stephanie Willis

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has extended the deadlines for submitting letters of intent and final applications for participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative.

On August 23rd, Innovation Center Director Dr. Rick Gilfillan, together with Valinda Rutledge, Director of the Patient Care Models Group, and Senior Advisor Dr. Nancy Nielsen hosted a conference call for stakeholders to discuss the release of the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Initiative. The Innovation Center’s representatives explained the four models that health care organizations may use in their letters of intent, then held a brief Q&A session.

A Mintz Levin Advisorysummarizes the Initiative’s structure, compares the Initiative to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Pioneer ACO Program released earlier this year, provides deadlines and timelines for submitting letters of intent and final applications, and shares observations from the call.