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What Have We Learned About Bundling Medical Conditions? Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 03 September 2018 15:13
 
In an Aug. 28, 2018 Health Affairs blog post we get an insightful update from authors Amol S. Navathe, Eric Shan, and Joshua M. Liao:
 
...the impact of bundled payments appears to differ between surgical and medical episodes. On one hand, Medicare has achieved promising results from bundling surgical care for lower extremity joint replacement...On the other hand, recent evidence corroborates analyses conducted by Medicare and its contractor, suggesting that as designed, bundles for medical conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not associated with significant changes in quality or Medicare spending.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 03 September 2018 15:24
 


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