Bundled Payments Could Impact Higher Risk Patients

Study data argue for addressing risk-stratification in bundled care systems

Peter Pollack

As the healthcare system transitions to a bundled payments model, the question arises: Will patients with more complex conditions or comorbidities be able to access the care they need, because their costs will be greater and their readmission rates will be higher?” asked L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS. “Is there a way to address this situation within the payment system by providing additional compensation for those who care for such patients?”

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