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CMS Unveils 4 Bundled Payment Models
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From Edison, NJ to San Bernardino, CA, some hospitals and doctors will soon embrace big financial risks with four federal bundled payment models that allow them to reap some avoided Medicare costs, even though it may mean absorbing excess patients’ expenses up to 90 days after they leave acute care settings.

“For doctors who have never managed care before, who stay independent, and have done a lot of fee for service medicine, this is a way to start changing the culture, which is what we need to do because the old dis-aggregated, specialty driven fee-for-service system is what’s bankrupting this country,” says Steven Barron, President of 463-bed St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, CA.