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How hospitals are prepping for Medicare’s mandatory bundled-pay test
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals in dozens of U.S. markets are now cramming for a compulsory test of Medicare payment reform. The hardest part may be that their success relies on the work of partners they aren’t used to collaborating with. Hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas learned this week they have no choice but to accept a single sum for the cost of care during and 90 days after patients visit the hospital for hip and knee replacement surgery, a strategy known as bundled payments. (See the areas and hospitals included.)