UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private payer, is increasing its commitment to value-based care models. In the last three years, the amount of UnitedHealthcare’s care-provider reimbursements tied to value-based care programs has nearly tripled to $64 billion annually. By the close of 2020, that number is expected to reach $75 billion. Nearly one in every three […]Read More
Can CMS’s New Advanced Payment Bundles Save Healthcare?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched its newest bundled payment model, the voluntary Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced, and they are doing something unique in the healthcare industry – pleasing both clinicians and management. “Volunteer bundles are a very attractive proposition for providers and health systems to generate outside […]Read More
CMS’s Proposed New Direction is a Great Opportunity for Healthcare Providers
Voluntary Bundles Are Going to Be One Of Many Valuable Tools With all the rhetoric in Congress about repealing and replacing The Affordable Care Act, it can often get lost in the shuffle that leadership remains committed to value-based care. For example, while mandatory healthcare bundles seem to be dead – healthcare professionals are actively […]Read More
Health Systems are Succeeding with Bundled Payments – Here’s How
Bundled payments are becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare landscape – even while The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers their future in Medicare. A recent study found that the CMS pilot for the bundled payment program – Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) – is saving millions of dollars without negatively impacting […]Read More