From the Compliance Desk - 8/19/15

Our compliance expert scours the news to send you the best links of the week:

CMS Announces Participants in Bundled Payment Pilot Program, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living | August 16, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week that 2,100 participants have moved to the contract, risk-bearing period of the agency’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement pilot program. Read more

CMS Extends Enforcement Delay for ‘Two-Midnight’ Rule, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living | August 13, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the partial enforcement delay of its controversial “two-midnight” rule, which was set to expire on Sept. 30. The delay will now last until Dec. 31. Read more

Medicare’s Voluntary Bundles-Payment Program Grow, But Many Providers Opt Out, Modern Healthcare | August 13, 2015

Medicare’s voluntary test of bundled payments added new contracts in July, but about two-thirds of the hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes and other providers that had initially enrolled instead dropped out. Read more

Moving to Value-Based Care Requires Multiple Methodologies, Executive Insight | July 23, 2015

As healthcare costs continue to rise at an unsustainable rate, the movement toward value-based care is not simply inevitable, but required to ensure a viable healthcare delivery system. Read More

Ensuring Value for Stakeholders: Navigate Potential Penalties and Rewards Via Value-Based Purchasing, Executive Insight |December 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched two Medicare value-based purchasing (VBP) programs in 2012-the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program-that aim to reimburse hospitals partly on quality of care and partly on patient satisfaction metrics in the framework of quantity of services provided by DRG. Read more