June 29, 2017
The Next Generation of Episode-Based Payments
Medicare bundled payments have become a cornerstone of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) reimbursement program, in efforts to reduce healthcare costs.
A report in the June 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association finds that expanding the way bundled payments are utilized could lead to similar or better quality for patients, reductions in Medicare payments, higher profits for hospitals, and higher physician compensation. The report offers suggestions for healthcare organization to think outside of the box when it comes to bundled payments.