Betting on bundling: Providers leery of ACOs look into alternative

Zigmond, Jessica
August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/29/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p10
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The article discusses the bundled payment initiative announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, that provides lump sum payments for hospitals, physicians and other practitioners for the creation of efficiencies, lowering of costs and improvement of quality. The endeavor is said to be different from the official national pilot program on payment bundling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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