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Geisinger, Dignity Health among 1,300 providers to sign up for CMS' bundled payment model

October 10, 2018 / Paige Minemyer

Nearly 1,300 providers—including Adventist Health, Dignity Health, Geisinger Health System and Sutter Health—have signed up to participate in the first wave of CMS’ new voluntary bundled payment program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled the new bundles in January, making it the first new advanced alternative payment model launched under the Trump administration. CMS announced Tuesday that 1,299 providers signed on to its Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced program. This includes 832 acute care hospitals and 715 physician group practices across 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “To accelerate the value-based transformation of America’s health system, we must offer a range of new payment models so providers can choose the approach that works best for them,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.