CMS Episode Payment Model: Final Rule

Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST

Via Webinar 

Program Description:
On May 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule regarding Episode Payment Models (EPM). This WHA Member Forum webinar will provide an overview of key aspects of the Models, including:
  • The legal status of the EPM Regulations, including applicable effective dates.
  • A description of the 3 EPMs: (1) acute myocardial infarction (“AMI”) EPM; (2) coronary artery bypass graph (“CABG”) EPM; and (3) surgical hip and femur fracture treatment (“SHFFT”) EPM.    
  • The steps participant hospitals must follow before selecting EPM Collaborators.
  • The health care entities and individuals which may serve as EPM Collaborators.
  • The requirements for written sharing arrangements between participant hospitals and EPM Collaborators.
  • Calculating the amount of a reconciliation payment from Medicare to a participant hospital / calculating the amount of a repayment obligation from a participant hospital to Medicare. 
  • Gainsharing payments from a participant hospital to one or more EPM Collaborators.
  • Alignment payments from an EPM Collaborator to a participant hospital.
  • The applicable clinical measures for each of the 3 EPMs. 

This complimentary webinar is open to all WHA hospital and corporate members; however, pre-registration is still required. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at

Target Audience:
Hospital/health system Chief Financial Officers and directors of hospital physician groups


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