Information Technology for Bundled PaymentJanuary 2012
Topics: Healthcare IT, Payment Integrity
Information Technology for Bundled Payment is one of a series of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-authorized documents on certain key topics that are important for bundled payment (BP) arrangements. The concurrent pursuit of reduced healthcare costs and improved healthcare quality in the United States has sparked a number of healthcare reform activities. Some involve delivery system reorganization, such as accountable care organizations (ACO) or patient-centered medical homes, to help coordinate health services or emphasize primary care services and prevention. These models involve care redesign and are grounded in evidence based medicine or best practices. They all focus on some aspect of modifying payment systems to incentivize desired provider practices, such as pay for performance, or bundling healthcare services, which is our area of focus in this document.