HPOE/HRET/AHA Guides

Early Learnings from the Bundled Payment Acute Care Episode Demonstration Project

image

The federal health reform legislation includes several demonstration projects that will be held in the coming years to test new models for care delivery and payment. Hospitals and health systems are encouraged to carefully study the provisions of these upcoming projects and clearly understand their requirements. Early Learnings from the Bundled Payment Acute Care Episode Demonstration Project provides an overview and summary of lessons learned to date from a current CMS pilot project, the CMS Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration Project, which is testing the effect of bundling Part A and B payments for episodes of care on the coordination, quality, and efficiency of care.

The report offers the following lessons learned to date:

  • Constructing a framework before the beginning is helpful.
  • Getting more patient volume isn't as important as getting market share with the vendors.
  • Bringing physicians on board early in the process is vital.
  • Understanding that money is not a driving incentive for patients is important.
  • Hiring a full time case manager is necessary.
  • Having prior health plan experience is a plus.

There is a slide presentation associated with this report.

 

 

  
View Item

Additional Resources

HPOE Live Webinars May 20th, 2015

All HPOE Live! webinars are free of charge but require advanced registration. HPOE does not offer......

VIEW THIS RESOURCE
HPOE Live Webinars May 18th, 2015

Teams of individuals who communicate effectively dramatically reduce the consequences of human er......

VIEW THIS RESOURCE
Chair Files May 18th, 2015

Patient engagement is paramount to reducing readmissions and improving quality of life. That’s wh......

VIEW THIS RESOURCE