Bundled Payment Model Success Unaffected by Type of Participation

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Bundled Payment Model Success Unaffected by Type of Participation


Historically, Medicare has offered value-based payment models to healthcare organizations on both a voluntary and a mandatory participation basis. Because voluntary participants could self-select into programs to reduce spending, it was assumed that they achieved greater savings than mandated participants, but until recently, no data had tested this.

However, a June 2021 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no difference in risk-adjusted episodic spending between voluntary and mandatory payment model participants. (Read more…) 

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More on Concierge, Retail, Cash Pay and Boutique Medicine; etc [SAM’S CLUB]

Sam’s Club Launches Innovative Pilot to Help Make Healthcare More Affordable

 

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

I devoted a full chapter of my book; “The Business of Medical Practice” to concierge and boutique medicine, retail medicine, direct, cash and private pay medicine; etc. We included terms and definitions, process and methodologies, marketing and advertising, and examples, etc. In fact, who knew I was so prescient and the landscape would finally begin evolving.

For example, we recently learned about Sam’s Club offering targeted “bundles” of health care services collaborating with Humana. https://lnkd.in/ejHGGzk

And, earlier, we learned of Amazon’s new virtual / primary care clinic model. And of course, in the past couple of weeks, Walmart’s (Sam’s affiliate) opening their freestanding clinics, along with new behavioral health services, as well.

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PODCAST: Hospital 340-B Drug Programs

BY ERIC BRICKER MD

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KFF MORE: https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/whats-the-latest-on-medicare-drug-price-negotiations/

HRSA MORE: https://www.hrsa.gov/opa/index.html

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