CMS, AAOS launching bundled payment initiative in January

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CMS and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' registry program will collaborate on a model year four Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Program.

Starting Jan. 1, CMS will use the registry's data as part of its alternate quality measures set to promote value-based care and improve decision-making through payment models for musculoskeletal care.

The registry is the first musculoskeletal program to be affiliated with BPCI's advanced program.

William Maloney, MD, chair of the registry oversight committee, said the partnership will help reduce the reporting burden for participating sites and ensure that quality measures are accurate and meaningful.

Registries included in the initiative are the American joint replacement registry, the shoulder & elbow registry, the musculoskeletal tumor registry and the American spine registry.

In the fall, registry participants can update agreements with CMS for each clinical episode to reflect their choice of measure set.

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