What Oncology Bundled Payments Will Look Like

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

September 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Value-based payment models continue to gain traction across specialties, leading many to wonder what shape they will take in oncology. Experts seem to think that they might look at lot like episode-specific payments. Lindsay Conway, managing director at the Advisory Board, thinks that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s pilot with UnitedHealthcare sets a good example for bundles in cancer.

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Topics: oncology, Bundled Payments

How to Succeed with Bundled Payments

Posted by Cordata Health

January 23, 2017 at 3:16 PM

While bundled payments promise cost reductions and better quality care, simply adopting them within a pre-existing structure will not magically fix every problem providers and healthcare organizations face. The implementation and management process when adopting new payment models is vital to ensuring their success. Getting those steps right sets the stage for continued benefits down the road for both patients and providers.

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Topics: outcomes data, Navigation & Care Coordination, Bundled Payments

Bundled Payments: Are Payers and Physicians Ready?

Posted by Cordata Health

January 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Bundled payments are one of the hot topics in the health care industry, and have been for some time. But now there’s evidence that doctors are finally ready to implement them – and that these models underscore clinical success, as well.

At its core, health care is – or should be – about the patient. Yet many providers’ reimbursement models are based not on quality of care, but type and quantity. The renewed focus on treatment outcomes means bundled payments are finally beginning to see an increase in adoption, if not yet fully replacing fee-for-service models. Consultancy Strategy& conducted research into bundles’ rise and found that, across the board, physicians are ready to embrace them going forward.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Bundled Payments, Financial Incentives

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