The largest study to date of Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, “Association Between Hospital Participation in a Medicare Bundled Payment Initiative and Payments and Quality Outcomes for Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Episodes,” was published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Politico reports that while the program is seeing savings, it may be encouraging more treatment. Full study.
JAMA Study of BPCI
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