Last week, CMS announced a new payment model, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). BPCI Advanced qualifies as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) under MACRA, which allows eligible providers the opportunity to receive a 5% lump sum incentive payment. While this is a chance for specialists to play in the advanced APM space, some critics warn that meeting the volume thresholds under MACRA may be difficult for anyone other than ‘hyper specialists.’

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