Submit comments by Monday on CMS’ TEAM proposed rule

Posted on: 6/7/24

June 10 at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), a proposed mandatory payment model that would bundle payment to acute care hospitals for five types of surgical episodes. The American Hospital Association earlier this week sent an Action Alert to members with a link to download a model comment letter that can be used to assist with submitting comments to CMS. The letter includes language urging CMS to not require mandatory participation in TEAM, to lower the proposed discount factor and pursue significant model design changes or not implement the model at all. 

The proposed mandatory payment model, included as part of the fiscal year 2025 inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment system proposed rule, expands upon previous episode-based payment models like the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement and the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced models. (AHA Today, June 5, 2024)