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News (April 19, 2024) – CMS Releases Proposed Mandatory TEAM Model
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a proposed mandatory Transforming Episode Accountability Model that advances the Innovation Center's prior work on episode-based alternative payment models. The proposed rule would begin on Jan. 1, 2026, and end on Dec. 31, 2030. The TEAM model would be mandatory for selected acute care hospitals and apply to Traditional Medicare beneficiaries who undergo one of the surgical procedures included in the model. The hospital would be responsible for the cost and quality of care from the surgical service through 30 days after the Medicare beneficiary leaves the hospital. Details about the TEAM model proposal is located within the proposed FY 2025 Inpatient and LTCH PPS proposed rule. CMS is proposing to mandate participation for 25 percent of the hospitals within the geographic areas beginning on page 1,119 of the pre-published proposed rule.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews: