Bundled payments—also known as episode-based payment or case rates—have been proposed as a way to encourage coordination across providers and to promote more efficient care. Under a bundled payment, a single fee is paid for an entire episode of care related to a treatment or condition; for example, a single fee for hip replacement would cover both the procedure itself and the rehabilitation and follow-up treatments. This fee would be divided among the providers along the care pathway, either prospectively or retroactively. Please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding bundling initiatives.
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