The following post is provided by our guest author, Ronald Barkley, MS, JD from the Cancer Center Business Development Group. Ron can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Modern Healthcare’s “Interest Surges in Medicare Bundled Payment Initiative” article on July 31, 2014, enthusiasm for bundled pricing has been associated with the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, which has consisted principally of cardiac and orthopedic procedures with a hospital inpatient component. But what about modifying payment methods for oncology/cancer care? Is oncology next in line for alternate/bundled payment? Continue reading this entry