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January 12, 2016

Medicare’s New Bundled PaymentsDesign, Strategy, and Evolution

Author Affiliations
  • 1Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland

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JAMA. 2016;315(2):131-132. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18161

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is increasingly paying for health care through alternative payment models (APMs) that reward value and quality. Currently, more than 20% of Medicare fee-for-service payments flow through APMs, putting the Administration’s goals of 30% by 2016 and 50% by 2018 within reach.1 These APMs include accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payments, and advanced primary care medical homes. In this Viewpoint, we discuss the role of bundled payments.

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