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Does the Employer-Provider Direct Payment Program Lower Episode Costs?

Bundled payments for episodes of services such as joint replacements are not a new concept. Throughout the years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have experimented with Bundled Payment Programs with limited success. After factoring in bonus payments to providers, the net savings to Medicare has been minimal, and on the positive side, there is no… Read More »