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Bundled payment experiment fails

As stakeholders implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), innovative payment models are developing faster than practical applications. Bundled payments, defined as “a fixed payment that covers the average cost of a bundle of services” are the [...]

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

2012 Year in Review (Part 4 of 4)

Health Care Costs Healthcare a luxury… in the United States??!! Yes. To a small portion of the population (e.g. unionized workers, CEOs) this is a reality. Whether it is the lack of co-pays or deductibles that encourage overuse of medical [...]

December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Payment bundles improve surgical efficiency

A project to improve the utilization and efficiency of orthopedic surgery in the public hospital system of New Zealand suggests that bundled payments can be effective. Translating these results to America remain challenging. New Zealand’s tax [...]

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Policy Prescription for 2012

Two years after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, opponents and proponents are destined to collide in the Supreme Court. The controversy surrounding health reform, if not decisively determined by the Court, will certainly impact the upcoming [...]

January 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

PROMETHEUS Fails to Enlighten Mankind

According to legend, Prometheus (the Greek Titan) brought fire and enlightenment to mankind. Unfortunately, PROMETHEUS (the payment system) has has not shed any positive light on the concept of payment reform. The fee-for-service payment system, the [...]

November 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

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