Bundled payments improve care for Medicare patients undergoing joint replacement

Implementing bundled payments for total joint replacements resulted in year-over-year improvements in quality of care and patient outcomes while reducing overall costs, according to a new three-year study from NYU Langone Medical Center. Specifically, NYU Langone’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery saw reductions in overall length of stay, decreases in admission to follow-up care facilities and lower readmission rates at 30, 60, and 90 day intervals over the three-year study period. —> Read More

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