Trump Administration Takes Another Look At Medicare Bundled Payments
After canceling a similar Obama-era plan, the Department of Health and Human Services now says it will try out a program that provides a single “bundled payment” for nearly all the services provided in a 90-day period to certain Medicare patients.
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Trump Officials, After Rejecting Obama Medicare Model, Adopt One Like It
In a notable back flip, the Trump administration has decided that maybe the Obama administration was right in its efforts to change the way doctors and hospitals are paid under Medicare. The Trump administration said late Tuesday that it was starting a Medicare payment model very similar to the ones it canceled and curtailed last year. The Obama administration devised the earlier projects using authority in the Affordable Care Act. In the new program, as described by Trump appointees, Medicare will make a single “bundled payment” for nearly all the services provided in a 90-day period to certain Medicare patients who are admitted to a hospital or have certain outpatient medical procedures. (Pear, 1/10)