Study raises doubts that bundled payments cut costs
Bundled payments have been touted as a potential savior for keeping soaring healthcare costs in check, but a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has raised early doubts about some of the initiatives being undertaken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Alternate payment models such as bundled payments are continuing to grow dramatically. A recent American Medical Association study found nearly 60 percent of medical practices were enrolled in an alternative payment model.
The KFF study examined four ways CMS is promoting bundled payments through its Bundled Payment For Care Initiative.
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