The Reality of Bundled Payment Systems

An AAOS Now Roundtable on member experiences

The AAOS Health Care System Committee (HCSC) is charged with addressing emerging issues at the interface between physicians and healthcare facilities—such as bundled payments—and with providing timely and proactive analyses of changes in the healthcare system that affect the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Recently, HCSC member Peggy L. Naas, MD, MBA, led a roundtable discussion that did both.

As vice president, strategies, for VHA, a national alliance of not-for-profit hospitals, Dr. Naas led the VHA bundled payment simulation project, which defined and designed a total knee replacement bundle and calculator. She was joined by the following AAOS fellows who have had personal experience with bundled payment systems:

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