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Organizations release paper touting reference pricing use with bundled payments
Modern Healthcare

Two organizations focused on value-oriented healthcare delivery reform have released a joint paper on the advantages of coupling reference pricing with bundled payments as a strategy to control costs, bolster quality and promote transparency.

The paper came from Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute. The term “reference pricing” refers to when employers require their employees to choose healthcare providers whose price for procedures and other services is at or below a set point or pay the difference if they go to a higher-priced provider.