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Knowledge@Wharton: Can Bundled Payments Help Control Health Care Costs?

“About half the hospitals that were forced into this program achieved savings. When we started to unpack a little bit more, the savings was about 5% of the overall cost of the whole joint replacement episode. Out of the gates, that’s good news. A 5% savings is pretty significant if we think about year over year. When we look at who’s actually achieving those savings, we add a little bit more texture. Some hospitals are winning; some types of hospitals are losing.” Read more at Knowledge@Wharton

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