Want to join a bundled payment network? Here’s what you need to know
Abstract: In January 2013, the CMS announced the health care organizations selected to participate in its three-year Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. It comprises four defined models of care, which link payments to the full range of services that beneficiaries require during an episode of care. This article discusses differences between the four models, and notes the importance of planning ahead for operating under such arrangements; confusing though they may be, bundled payments are here to stay.