The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new voluntary bundled-payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) that provides a single lump-sum payment for nearly all the services provided in a 90-day period to certain Medicare patients who are admitted to a hospital or have certain outpatient procedures. The new BPCI Advanced model includes 29 inpatient clinical-care episodes and 3 outpatient ones. Its performance period will begin on October 1, 2018 and applications for the initial enrollment period are due by March 12. To learn more about this Advanced Alternative Payment Model, go to