Bundled payments are here to stay — 7 must-haves for a successful program

When former HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, issued a proposed rule in August to cancel and scale back several Medicare bundled payment initiatives, it may have sounded like a death knell for bundles.

However, it didn’t deter Joseph Bosco, MD, professor and vice chair of The NYU Langone Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “Bundles are very much alive and well,” Dr. Bosco said during an Oct. 27 presentation sponsored by Pacira Pharmaceuticals at the Becker’s ASC Review 24th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, held in Chicago.

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