Back To The Future With Medicare Bundled Payments

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EST) -- Remember the 1990s fad when managed care companies proposed to pay for physician, hospital and ancillary services in a bundled payment to be divided up by the providers? That idea never really took off on a large scale, and the few risk-sharing contracts that were offered contributed to financial problems at a number of health systems that took the plunge.

Now, spurred by the Affordable Care Act and ongoing budget pressure, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is taking another look at the bundling concept...
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