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To the Editor In a Viewpoint, Drs Mehrotra and Hussey1 described several previous proposals and pilot studies of financial integration of physician and hospital services, and they clearly articulated the historical barriers to its wide-scale adoption by the Medicare program and private third-party payers (health plans and health insurance companies).
Bowman JS. Inclusion of Physicians in Bundled Hospital Payments. JAMA. 2015;314(11):1178. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9713