The primary elements of UnityPoint Health Meriter Hospital's bundled-payment model are care navigators, relationships with cost-effective skilled nursing facilities, and a robust home-health capability.
The challenge for skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers today is less about census and more about payer mix. Providers must develop a strong and replicable quality mix—one that, with the application of good marketing strategy and business development techniques,...
Variations exist in the volume of hip and knee replacement procedures among hospitals that participated in a Medicare bundled payment program, but the program was not was responsible for those variations, researchers say.
New data shows bundled payments for joint replacement surgery could save Medicare billions of dollars — without impacting patient care. Tom Price, the president elect's HHS nominee, has actively opposed the idea.