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Issue Background

Bundled Payments

Bundled payments have been utilized in American healthcare since 1984. In 1991 Medicare jumped on the bundled payment bandwagon with a "Medicare Participating Heart Bypass Center Demonstration." In recent years, Medicare has been experimenting with more bundled payment programs such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative.

AAOE supports the use of bundled payments for care redesign provided that musculoskeletal providers are treated in an equal manner to hospital systems.

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