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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > A path to bundled payment around a hospitalization (C)

A path to bundled payment around a hospitalization (C)

June 13, 2008

The Congress should require the Secretary to create a voluntary pilot program to test the feasibility of actual bundled payment for services around hospitalization episodes for select conditions. The pilot must have clear and explicit thresholds for determining whether it can be expanded into the full Medicare program or should be discontinued.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Hospital.