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CMS Bundled Payment Program Looks Attractive to Hospitals

Submitted by jonpearce on Wed, 2011-08-24 14:46

CMS has released a fact sheet describing the “Bundled Payments for Care Improvement” initiative. This program, which was part of the PPACA health reform law, allows hospitals, physicians and other providers to be paid a prospectively-determined rate for a specific episode of care, and then to share any savings that accrue through cooperative efforts to reduce costs.

CMS Physician Group Practice Demonstration Results

Submitted by jonpearce on Tue, 2011-08-09 00:00

The results of the Physician Group Practice (PGP) demonstration project have recently been released and are available from CMS here. Of interest in these results is the unevenness of the results. Of the 10 participating groups, one group received 52% of all shared savings payments, while three groups failed to achieve any shared savings.