Health Affairs May 1, 2024
Sukruth A. Shashikumar, Zoey Chopra, Jason D. Buxbaum, Karen E. Joynt Maddox, Andrew M. Ryan


The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI-A), a voluntary Alternative Payment Model for Medicare, incentivizes hospitals and physician group practices to reduce spending for patient care episodes below preset target prices. The experience of physician groups in BPCI-A is not well understood. We found that physician groups earned $421 million in incentive payments during BPCI-A’s first four performance periods (2018–20). Target prices were positively associated with bonuses, with a mean reconciliation payment...

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Topics: Bundled Payments, CMS, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Medicare, Payment Models, Physician, Provider, Value Based
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