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Do does episode bundling improve quality and reduce cost?

This is the question put forth in a paper by Chen et al. (2017).  The authors examine Medicare’s Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration Program, which was a small, voluntary episode-based bundled payment program. According to the CMS website, There were 28 cardiac and 9 orthopedic inpatient surgical services and procedures included in the bundled payment demonstration. These […]

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