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CMS Bundled Payment Changes Untenable?



Recent changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to its Bundled Payment Care Improvement Initiative could make pursuing its model untenable and even cause some applicants to drop out of the program, says a reviewer of bundled payment applications. Is that really an option?



1 comments on "CMS Bundled Payment Changes Untenable?"
Maria K Todd,MHA Phd (12/10/2012 at 5:04 PM)

As a long time advocate and successful expert in bundled payment methodology, I can state with the courage of my conviction that the methodology for this bundled payment from CMS is fatally flawed. IF I were a provider, I would drop out if forced into this nightmare of politics and fantasy. I have published extensively on how to do it correctly, I've published case studies, and disasters. Bundled payment methodology is alive and well all over the world, and successful too. The problem here is the way the policy makers set up the system. It needs a complete overhaul to work. If I say more, it is going to sound like I am selling consulting from the pulpit, so I'll stop here. And no, hiring me won't "fix" what's broken. Maria K Todd, MHA PhD Author The Managed Care Contracting Handbook, 2nd ed., IPA, PHO, MSO Development Strategies The Physician Employment Contract Handbook, 2nd ed., and Physician Integration and Alignment: IPAs, PHOs, MSOs, ACOs and Beyond.