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Bundled payment initiatives cited as emerging payment model in spine care

May 5, 2016

Investigators of this study found payment models different from the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement were on the rise in spine care and noted that centers adopting bundled payment initiatives can increase patient volume from payers looking for cost-effective care.

Researchers conducted a literature review and identified 18 organizations that performed 12,000 inpatient spine surgeries annually and were engaged in bundled payment initiatives for spine care and surgery. Investigators conducted telephone interviews and spoke with 24 stakeholders from these organizations to determine initiative features, success factors and challenges, and their perspectives on the future of the reimbursement for spine care.

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