Medicare's bundled payment experiment for joint replacements shows moderate savings

04 Jan 2019 2:29 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

The model has resulted in just over a 3 percent reduction in costs, and analysts forecast this will increase as the model matures.

Healthcare Finance | January 4, 2019 | Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

Medicare's randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in costs, when compared with traditional means of paying for care, finds new research.

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