This February, AAPM&R members Drs. Christopher Standaert, Stuart Glassman, and Kevin Carneiro met twice with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) staff in Washington, DC and Baltimore to discuss a potential bundled payment model focused on spine and osteoarthritis care.
Your Academy is engaging with CMMI to shape the model in a way that creates better incentives to leverage the expertise of physiatrists.
This potential model is still under consideration and development at CMMI. Many details, including who may be able to participate, what conditions may be included, and when the model will be announced, are still under consideration. Alternatively, CMMI may choose not to move forward with a model in this space.
Your Academy will continue to advocate on this issue and will continue to share updates with members as we learn more.