CMS Announces Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative in Effort to Save Money and Improve Care

On August 23, 2011, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative as a means by which providers may apply to enroll in and help test four different models of bundling payments for acute care services. The Initiative was created by the Affordable Care Act and is intended to better align incentives among hospitals, physicians and other providers for an entire episode of care. An objective of such bundled payment programs is to reward the simultaneous delivery of high quality and low cost care.


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