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First analysis of Medicare bundled payments: Check back next year
Modern Healthcare

Medicare’s bundled payments initiatives are designed to reduce costs and improve care for beneficiaries. But the first analysis of whether the alternative payment model is succeeding provides few definitive findings.

“We are limited in our ability to draw conclusions about the effects of (the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program) because of the small sample sizes and short time-frames,” reads the report, which was drafted by the Lewin Group.  “As a result, this first Annual Report may be better thought of as the outline for future analyses as more participants enter BPCI and gain greater experiences under the initiative.”