Bundled payment predicament: Study looks at varied costs of post-discharge care

Evans, Melanie
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/14/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 46, p10
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The article focuses on a study published in the journal "Health Affairs" which examined Medicare spending on four surgeries from the patients' hospital admission to 30 days after their discharge. Results of the study showed that there was a 10-14% difference in the post-discharge care and physician services between high-cost and low-cost hospitals. It cites skilled nursing, home healthcare and rehabilitation hospitals as sources of highly variable amount of payments.


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