A new University of Michigan study reveals that Medicare spends about $60 billion more per year on post-hospital care than private insurance. It’s a disparity that demonstrates the urgent need to find sensible alternatives to the standard fee-for-service arrangement.
As an article about the study notes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to “incentivize more judicious use of post-acute care in Medicare through the introduction of alternative payment models,” including bundled payments.
Recent research of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model shows that slow but significant progress is being made in reducing care costs without sacrificing quality, with much of the savings tied to post-hospital treatment. As more bundled payment models are introduced, the hope is that Medicare spending will better reflect the true cost of quality care while still properly compensating providers at all points of the patient journey.
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