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What's All the Fuss About Bundled Payments?

February 23, 2017 — 12:00PM EST - 01:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
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Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI), a key component of the value-based payment programs proposed in the Affordable Care Act of 2010, is proving to be a viable methodology for providing high quality patient care at a more affordable price. CMMI (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation) is two-plus years into piloting the four models proposed within BPCI. CMS has already implemented one mandatory five-year bundle - total joint arthroplasty - in many areas of the country and more are expected. This important work cannot be accomplished without significant collaboration between clinicians and the IT/EHR teams. We'll share our experiences and lessons learned (Lahey Health is now at financial risk with five bundles as of 10/1/15), the work we've accomplished incorporating BPCI-related functionality into our EHR to date, and our next steps toward a longitudinal medical record across an episode of care.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPC) Initiative purpose and goals
  • Discuss the methodology followed to implement a bundle at risk
  • Identify challenges clinicians face in exchanging information across the episode of care
  • Summarize actions to date to enhance the exchange of information
  • Hypothesize potential next steps toward a longitudinal patient record across care settings


Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.
Physician, CMO, CMIO
Project Manager




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