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The Affordable Care Act is accelerating a shift away from the standard fee-for-service model and toward value-based payments in the Medicare program. Episode-based bundled payments have emerged in this context as an alternative reimbursement model. By paying groups of providers (ie, hospitals, physicians, and post–acute care facilities) a single target price for all services across a defined episode of care, many believe that bundled payments will create stronger incentives to eliminate unnecessary spending while maintaining high quality of care.
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