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"Bundling" Payment for Episodes of Hospital Care: Issues and Recommendations for the New Pilot Program in Medicare

Commentary
July 18, 2011
Harriet L. Komisar, Judy Feder, Paul B. Ginsburg

As part of the health reform law the Department of Health and Human Services must launch a pilot project to bundle Medicare payments around hospital “episodes” of care. Bundling payments can be a win-win-win for everyone involved, including taxpayers, according to a Center for American Progress paper coauthored by HSC President Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D.

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