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FAH Leader on Latest CMS Bundle: “Need to get it right, avoid laying on too much, too fast”

October 03, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

FAH Leader on Latest CMS Bundle: “Need to get it right, avoid laying on too much, too fast”

 We understand CMS’s urgency for healthcare delivery reform. However, in the expansion of the bundling demonstrations we need to get it right, be deliberative and avoid laying on too much, too fast. Community hospitals only have so much bandwidth for experimentation and we urge CMS to choose a voluntary path - not mandate hospitals to participate. And, we must provide time for evaluation of current models to assure that these complex changes for hospitals, physicians, and post-acute providers are appropriate when policy is scaled.

You can read the FAH comment letter here.