CMS announced the creation of two voluntary and two mandatory Medicare APMs for CY2020. The voluntary models are Kidney Care First and Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting. CMS also proposed a regulation that would create two mandatory models – End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) and Radiation Oncology.
CMS anticipates that all models will open for participation in CY 2020 and that each model, except for the proposed ETC model, will qualify as an Advanced APM starting in performance year CY 2021. While MGMA strongly supports the creation of new voluntary APM opportunities, we oppose mandatory models that subject group practices to untested payment structures that lack evidentiary support. To learn more about these new opportunities, visit MGMA’s APM landing page.