One hospital's successful use of a bundled payment for congestive heart-failure patients offers encouragement to many providers that are struggling to achieve savings with this notoriously challenging patient population.
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.
A bigger price discount and an unknown risk adjuster in the new bundled-payment program isn't preventing many newcomers to bundles from investigating whether they want to try the model.
CMS' new voluntary bundled-payment model appeals to health systems and doctors because of the potential to reap financial bonuses and the flexibility to choose from many clinical episodes, industry stakeholders say.
The CMS has unveiled a new voluntary bundled-payment model that will be considered an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA.
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.
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.
Transforming from fee-for-service medicine to innovative, value-driven care is a behemoth task. The process is lengthy, resource-intensive, and requires extraordinary commitment from leaders, staff, and care providers. Committed organizations must often make significant changes to their strategic...
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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration's cancellation of two mandatory pay models could signal to providers that they can value volume over quality, experts say.