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The Promise and Pitfalls of Bundled Payments

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The Obama administration recently announced plans to expand Medicare’s use of “bundled payments,” or lump sums that providers receive to cover all services delivered for an episode of care, such as a hip replacement or cardiac surgery. In a new post, The Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., and David Squires explore the potential advantages and drawbacks of this approach.

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