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CMS to expand bundled-payment initiative
Modern Healthcare

More hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare providers are poised to join Medicare’s ambitious test of bundled payments, and the expansion underscores federal policymakers’ eagerness to accelerate reforms in healthcare financing — even ahead of evidence that new models will succeed. In recent weeks Medicare began to notify new entrants to its bundled payment initiative, in which hospitals, doctors and nursing homes gamble on their ability to deliver all of the services patients need during an episode of care for a set price.