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CMS Unveils 4 Bundled Payment Models



Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract.



2 comments on "CMS Unveils 4 Bundled Payment Models"
Peter Reisman (3/21/2013 at 7:40 PM)

It sounds simple, but these models will require substantial IT, medical records, accounting and management coordination support on the provider side, and claims processing, medical review, policy review and fraud control oversight on the government side. I have my doubts about the government's ability to manage them adequately.
Beryel Cox (2/5/2013 at 9:23 AM)

What needs to be done is the hiring of Health Information Management major at the partner level. Move beyond the old paradigm that the HIM graduate is well trained in Medical Record. The modern HIM Associate and Bachelor degree programs around this country and Canada are teaching us Health care systems. There is becoming a large pool of well trained HIM graduates that need the opportunity to do their PPE and find that first foot in the door. What other training program has as many classes in CMS payment models than the AHIMA approved programs. We are trained in understanding health care economics from the very first class, until we graduate. We understand the complex systems of modern health care. The HIM graduates are the rescue preservers for the sinking healthcare revenue ship. Understand what we study, understand how grueling the course of study is for a HIM major and then contact your local Community College and four-year college an hire from a AHIMA approved program. We all need employment!