HFMA January 15, 2020
Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor

  • Provider participation in Medicare’s largest voluntary bundled payment program surged by 57% in 2020.
  • Physician practice participation rose to match that of hospitals.
  • Three new episodes were a big draw in the program.

Participation in Medicare’s leading voluntary bundled payments program surged to more than 2,000 hospitals and practices for 2020.

With the 57% increase from 2019, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program rose to its largest enrollment level. After launching in October 2018, the program lost 16% of participants last year. Annual participation levels, according to Medicare data, were:

  • 1,547 in 2018
  • 1,280 in 2019
  • 2,015 in 2020

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