Medicare’s Bundled Payment Proposal: Progress on Health Care Payment Reform

The Hill

Leslie V. Norwalk, Strategic Counsel at Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, Inc., alongside former colleagues who also served in the George W. Bush Administration, co-authored an article for The Hill, titled “Medicare’s Bundled Payment Proposal: Progress on Health Care Payment Reform.”

Following is an excerpt:

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed expanding the use of bundled payments for Medicare beneficiaries who are hospitalized for bypass surgery, heart attack, or hip fracture – some of the most serious and common conditions and procedures among seniors. The proposed reform makes the admitting hospital accountable for overall spending, not just in the hospital but for physician, rehabilitation, nursing facility, and other services for the 90-day “episode” after discharge.