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Hospitals worry about uncertain CJR bundle payments

Hospitals worry about uncertain CJR bundle payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 09, 2018

The CMS punted on a question from hospitals about how the agency will update its pay strategy for the Care for Joint Replacement model now that knee replacements can take place in outpatient settings. Providers say the uncertainty is causing them to worry over finances.

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.

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