ASNC Submits Comments to CMS on Episode Groups

This month ASNC responded to a request from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for input on current episode groups, including 13 cardiology episodes, and on specific clinical criteria and patient characteristics for classifying patients into care episode and patient condition groups.   
CMS's request is pursuant to §101(f) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  ASNC urged CMS to begin implementation of episode groups with an initial focus on discrete procedures, rather than chronic care episodes, and emphasized the importance of connecting robust quality measures to episode groups. Read ASNC's comments.