Are Mandatory Bundled Payments Coming to Cardiology?


CardioSource World News

The introduction of CMS’ Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) initiative has hastened the pace of change toward value-based payment arrangements. CCJR is a mandatory bundled payment program for hip and knee joint replacement procedures that will apply to hospitals and other healthcare providers in many areas across the country. Organizations are wondering what service line(s) will be next for bundled payments, and many expect cardiology to be on deck.This column talks about the potential implications of mandatory bundled payment programs on cardiology care.

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