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Bundled payment success varies by condition

Bundled payment success varies by condition

By Harris Meyer  |  January 27, 2018

An Indiana health system has found success with a bundled-payment program for sepsis, but savings for its congestive heart failure bundle has been uneven.

Road to value-based payment bumpy in 2017

Road to value-based payment bumpy in 2017

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 27, 2017

The Trump administration touted efforts to move the healthcare system toward value-based payment, but its focus on lifting red tape led the CMS to rescind rules intended to move the dial on pay-for-performance.

CMS makes it official: Two mandatory bundled-pay models canceled

CMS makes it official: Two mandatory bundled-pay models canceled

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 30, 2017

The CMS is moving ahead with its plan to cancel bundled-payment models that were predicted to save Medicare millions. The agency insisted it still supports moving Medicare from a fee-for-service to value-based system.

Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons

Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons

By Harris Meyer  |  October 07, 2017

Administrators and physicians involved in the CMS' bundled-payment programs for total joint replacement say they're impressed with how the programs have engaged physicians to produce lower costs and better outcomes for patients.

Plan​ to​ scrap​ bundled​ payments​ will​ get​ industry​ scrutiny

Plan​ to​ scrap​ bundled​ payments​ will​ get​ industry​ scrutiny

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 07, 2017

The Trump administration has not been bashful about its desire to scale back several initiatives launched under its predecessor. Perhaps the most significant actions have been steps to reverse course on mandating that providers participate in various alternative-payment programs.

Editorial: A backward move on value-based care

Editorial: A backward move on value-based care

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 19, 2017

The Trump administration wants to dramatically scale back Medicare's bundled-payment program. It is the wrong move at the wrong time and should be opposed by all providers and insurers committed to moving from payment for volume to payment for value.

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