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Bundled payment programs in healthcare becoming more common despite lack of comprehensive IT solution

January 23, 2019 / Jeff Lagasse

Recent rule changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has once again brought bundled payments into the national spotlight. Addressing uncertainty among payers and providers on the future of bundled payments, the latest report from Chilmark Research analyzes the market trends shaping the space with an eye toward helping healthcare organizations adapt to the new value-based payment programs. There are some concerns and challenges for the healthcare industry, including questions about how smaller-scale HCOs will adapt to increased collaboration requirements, to what extent actual cost savings can be realized through bundling, and concerns about the efficacy of existing IT solutions for enabling the payment models.