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Sunday, December 05, 2021
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EQIP is an episode-based payment program for non-hospital providers designed to: 

  • Help the State meet the financial targets of Total Cost of Care (TCOC) Model
  • Include more providers in a value-based payment framework (that is, to have responsibility and share in rewards for reducing Medicare TCOC spending)
  • Encourage multi-payer alignment in a value-based payment framework
  • Include more episodes than in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center (CMMI) models
  • Broaden access to Medicare’s 5% Advanced APM (AAPM) MACRA opportunity

EQIP will provide the State with input on:

  • Episodes to include (prioritization), and
  • Episode design, recognizing there are annual opportunities for updates and participation.
  • Episode of Care Definitions
    The Episodes of Care Definition Summary Descriptions are designed to facilitate understanding of the scope and boundaries of a specific episode.

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