Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative: Archived Materials

**Disclaimer**: The materials on this page likely contain out-of-date information and are made available as a service to those who are looking for more background on this initiative.

 

Fact Sheet

 

August 23, 2011: Stakeholder Conference Call announcing the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

 

Data Resources

Historical BPCI analytic files:

Webinar Series on Data Files – February 13, 2012 through February 17, 2012

These webinars will provide information about understanding and working with the Limited Data Sets being provided for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

Resources on Using CMS Historical Medicare Claims Data Provided Through This Initiative:

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the data files being provided are now available.
Metadata on the CMMI LDS files (.zip) being provided is now available.
Listing of the sort order (.zip) for files being provided is now available.
Listing of the files sizes (PDF) that will be provided for each HRC is now available.

Access to data dictionaries for each of the corresponding seven files being provided can be accessed below:

Webinars: Technical Assistance and Program Information

Webinar: Technical Assistance for BPCI Online Application PortalMay 9, 2012

The CMS Innovation Center will be hosting a technical assistance webinar on the use of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement online application portal on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 PM EDT.

BPCI Online Application Portal Goes Live May 3, 2012

The CMS Innovation Center is pleased to announce that the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCI) Online Application Portal is now available for use by applicants.  

Application Guidance for Models 2-4 of BPCI – April 19, 2012

The CMS Innovation Center is pleased to announce a webinar discussing our Application Guidance document. This webinar will highlight key areas from the document discussing what a strong application to the BPCI initiative should include. We encourage you to review the Models 2-4 application questions and the new Application Guidance document, all available on our website, prior to this webinar.

Distinguishing Between Applicant Roles – March 8, 2012

Designed to ensure that all applicants to Models 2-4 of BPCI have a clear understanding of the three different roles an applicant must choose from when applying to this initiative. The applicant roles are linked to the applicant's partner types, as well as to how the applicant decides to partner with these Bundled Payment participating organizations.

Model 3 Deep Dive – February 9, 2012

Designed for Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers seeking additional information about how Model 3 works and a better understanding of the opportunities for PAC providers within the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. 

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative Webinar: Episode DefinitionsJanuary 5, 2012
Slides (PDF)  |  Transcript (PDF)  |  Audio (mp3)

The Value Proposition for Care Improvement around Acute Hospitalizations – October 19, 2011
Slides (PDF)  |  Transcript (PDF)  |  Audio (mp3)

 

 

Technical Assistance Conference Call Series

The CMS Innovation Center is pleased to present, in conjunction with the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC), a series of conference calls to discuss answers to questions regarding historical claims data analysis for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. These data technical assistance conference calls are scheduled for each Wednesday, March 14th through June 27th, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

In order to access these calls, please use the following phone number and meeting ID number.

  • Phone number: 1-877-267-1577
  • Meeting ID number: 5510

On this call, ResDAC and the CMS Innovation Center will respond to questions they have previously received via email, which will be emailed out to our listserve the day before the call. After these question have been answered, the call will be opened for discussion of these topics and you will have the opportunity to ask and receive answers to questions in a live forum. We encourage you to submit questions in advance via email, through the process described below, as ResDAC will continue to prepare materials for this and future calls based on the question they have received.

Please visit the ResDAC website to read the FAQs they have prepared, which are the primary source of information on historical claims data analysis for this initiative.

We will utilize this listserv to distribute the call-in information and list of topics, so please encourage others on your team to sign up to receive Bundled Payments email updates to ensure they stay informed.

How to submit questions on historical claims data

For this initiative we will be accepting questions via email only. In your email please reference 'Bundled Payments' in the subject line and please include both your DUA number and request ID.

  • For technical assistance with opening the files and initial file processing, please email Buccaneer at CMSdata@vangent.com.
  • For technical assistance related to the contents of the files, please email ResDAC at ResDAC@umn.edu.
  • For all other questions, as well as all policy questions, please email us at BundledPayments@cms.hhs.gov.

If you are uncertain where to send your specific question, do not hesitate to email us at BundledPayments@cms.hhs.gov and we will ensure your questions goes to the correct organization.

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is announcing an open period for additional organizations to be considered for participation in Models 2-4 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. In addition, CMS will consider the addition of both episodes and/or Episode Initiators to current participants in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Models 2, 3, and 4. Relevant information is listed below for current and prospective participants.

 

Current Participants Open Period Information

On February 14, 2014, CMS announced that it would consider the addition of both episodes and/or Episode Initiators to current participants in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Models 2, 3, and 4.

Please note that the Open Period Intake Form for Current Participants and the Open Period Intake for New Participants were updated on April 11, 2014.

 

New Participants Open Period Information

On February 14, 2014, CMS announced an open period for additional organizations to be considered for participation in Models 2, 3, and 4 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

In order to be considered for participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, all open period submissions must be submitted by April 18, 2014.