TITLE

Tying it together

AUTHOR(S)
Lubell, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;5/3/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 18, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the use of bundled payments to hospitals and doctors for episodes of care, as well as the problems that could hinder its implementation in a wider scale. The system was used by the Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisenger Health System for elective cardiac surgical care or coronary artery bypass grafts in 2006 in a bid to address growing healthcare costs. The other hospitals experimenting on the system include the Hillcrest Medical Center and the Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
ACCESSION #
50376649

 

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