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CHA Will Host Webinar on Mandatory Bundled Payment Model

What’s happening: CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on May 1 at noon (PT) to discuss the mandatory bundled payment model proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Registration is open. 

What else to know: CMS proposed the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), which will hold selected hospitals accountable for the cost and quality of certain surgical procedures.  

TEAM aims to improve outcomes for Medicare patients undergoing certain high-volume surgical procedures while reducing Medicare spending.   

This proposed model focuses Medicare bundled payments on five high-volume procedures: 

  • Lower extremity joint replacement 
  • Surgical repair of fracture 
  • Major bowel procedure 
  • Spinal fusion  
  • Coronary artery bypass graft 

With the mandatory model proposed to start in 2026, the webinar will feature experts who will explain the model, provide best practice advice, and answer questions.