Bundled Payment

Bundled payment model begins accepting additional applicants

April 30—Following early withdrawals, the largest voluntary bundled payment program is offering a last chance for new participants to sign up. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently opened enrollment for the second cohort of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) program. The new cohort of participants will begin in January 2020, the…

Rich Daly May 9, 2019

CJR Program Achieves Savings over 2 Years

Jan. 14—Medicare’s first mandatory bundled payment program succeeded in obtaining some savings in its first two years, according to new research.

Rich Daly January 15, 2019

Medical Bundles Get Another Look

Jan. 8—Despite concerns that savings and quality improvements are elusive in bundled payment episodes for chronic medical conditions, one of the largest health systems aims to expand its use of such payment models.

Rich Daly January 9, 2019

More than 1,500 Provider Organizations Join New Bundle

Oct. 9—The latest Medicare bundled payment model gained 50 percent more provider organizations than its predecessor.

Rich Daly October 11, 2018

hfm Magazine: October 2018

The October 2018 edition of hfm explores people and culture in healthcare finance, focusing on performance improvement, academic-community relationships, and care delivery.

HFMA October 1, 2018

Bundled Episode “No-Go” Zone

Providers that are considering participating in bundled payment arrangements should first perform a preliminary review of factors that can have a bearing on their readiness for such arrangements.

Deirdre M. Baggot September 27, 2018

Getting Proactive About Bundles

Building on lessons learned from early bundle experiences, a midwestern health system is proactively designing its own bundles as it works with insurers and the state to craft bundles that better represent clinical and operational realities.

Anne Stockton September 26, 2018

Preparing for BPCI-A: Avoiding the Common Mistakes Providers Make when Implementing New Payment Models

The primary goal for healthcare providers participating in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) should be to master the competencies associated with becoming a high-value provider.

Deirdre Baggot, PhD, RN September 26, 2018

Mandatory Bundle Gets Early Positive Results

Sept. 14—Hospitals in Medicare’s first mandatory bundled payment model succeeded in cutting Medicare gross spending in their first year, according to a new analysis. The results come as Trump administration executives say they plan to introduce more mandatory models.

Rich Daly September 17, 2018

Ask the Experts: Bundled Payment Start Date and Allocation

What parameters have other hospitals used to set a start date for moving to a bundled payment versus fee-for-service?

HFMA August 27, 2018
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