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Why You Shouldn't Take the Initial CJR Reconciliation to the Bank

Submitted by jonpearce on Thu, 2017-05-04 20:21
Okay, you can take it to the bank, but you shouldn't book it in your financial statements or pay it out in gainsharing payments. That's because the reconciliation is likely to change significantly when the performance period is re-reconciled next year, and the change will most probably occur in a negative direction.

Mandatory Bundled Payment Participation - Comments on Health Affairs Article

Submitted by jonpearce on Sun, 2017-04-16 13:57

The Health Affairs Blog published an article on Aoril 10, 2017 entitled "How Should the Trump Administration Handle Medicare's New Bundled Payment Programs?". That article describes and compared several options regarding the participation of physicians in these programs, as well as the mandatory or voluntary nature of those programs. Our comments on that article are below:

Physician Risk-Sharing in Medicare Bundled Payment Programs

Submitted by jonpearce on Mon, 2017-04-10 15:40

I was quoted in an article entitled "Bundled Payments: What Doctors Need to Now" in the April 2017 issue of Medical Economics, which offers some guidelines to physicians about participation in these programs. This article expands on some points made there, and provide some additional considerations for physicians who may wish to participate in these programs.