January 4, 2023
Transition to Value
  • A new study published in JAMA Health Forum found that physician group practices don’t fare quite as well as hospitals in bundled payment arrangements. While hospitals participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative saved money for both the top five conditions that require medical intervention and the top five surgical procedures, physician group practices only garnered cost savings for the top five conditions that require medical intervention. The authors concluded that physician group practices might save money with changes in approaches to readmissions and post-acute care utilization, and that “policymakers should consider the comparative performance of participant type when designing and evaluating future bundled payment models.” (Study here; Article here)