Tag: Bundled payments

Effect of private insurer bundled payment program for total joints on outcomes

Editor's Note This multi-center study led by Humana Inc, Louisville, Kentucky, finds that a bundled payment program offered by a Medicare Advantage insurer for lower extremity joint replacements was associated with reduced spending without changes in quality. A total of 23,034 lower extremity joint replacement surgical episodes (6,355 bundled, 16,679…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 27, 2023

Bundled payments: A win-win-win approach for ASCs

Healthcare costs in the US have increased exponentially in recent years. Surgical procedures are especially costly. Cost control without sacrificing high quality care is the ultimate goal for many surgical practices and payers. Alternative practices and payment models have been explored to meet this goal. Episode-based payments, more commonly known…

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By: Uyen Vo, BSN, MBA
August 19, 2022

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