This report and policy brief will (1) assess the
financial and quality challenges and potential unintended
consequences for rural providers and patients of
implementing bundled payments for acute and post-acute
care episodes; (2) explore the possible impact on quality
of care delivered under a facility-physician bundled
payment system; and (3) describe potential modifications
to current bundling proposals and additional steps CMS
could take that will help address rural-specific issues.
Report available by contacting the Center.
Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
Robert Town, Walter Gregg, Ira Moscovice, Shailendra Prasad, Jill Klingner