Ramping Up for Bundled Payments: Fostering Alignment Between Hospitals and Physicians

by Angie Curry, BSN, RN, CCDS and James P. Fee, M.D., CCS, CCDS

Having begun as voluntary demonstration programs designed to coordinate care, lower costs, and improve outcomes, bundled payment initiatives are quickly becoming the new norm because of their potential to enhance care coordination. However, the absolute need for strong collaboration across the entire spectrum of care under bundled payment poses a challenge that continues to plague even forward-thinking health systems. Greater technology integration and a fully engaged physician community are essential to ensure positive outcomes and cost savings.

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This is an excerpt from HFM Magazine – May 2016 issue

 

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