CMS announces new hospital and physician bundling payment system demo

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced site selections for the Acute Care Episode (ACE) demonstration. ACE is a new hospital-based demonstration that will test the use of a bundled payment for both hospital and physician services for a select set of inpatient episodes of care to improve the quality of care delivered through Medicare fee-for-service.
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CMS selects hospitals for bundled physician-hospital payment demo

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected five hospitals to participate in a three-year bundled payment demonstration, which the agency plans to launch early this year. The hospitals are Baptist Health System in San Antonio; Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City; Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver; Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, OK; and Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque, NM.

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