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Local hospitals participate in bundled-payment trial
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Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente are among a number of health-care centers and insurers throughout Southern California that will test a bundled-payment system for procedures such as knee or hip replacements.

The Integrated Healthcare Association announced the launched the Episode of Care Payment Project on Monday in an effort to see if the plan can improve health-care efficiency and results, and provide cost savings to medical centers and patients.