The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative is designed to test whether bundled payments can reduce Medicare’s costs while maintaining or improving the quality of care. The three-year initiative (which may be extended by up to two years) links payments for services related to an episode of care that is triggered by a hospitalization. BPCI participants may benefit financially from providing services in the bundle more efficiently and are at risk if their costs for the bundle are higher than a historical benchmark. The Lewin Group, with its partners, Abt Associates, Inc., GDIT, Telligen, and Optum, is . . .
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