Will Bundling Work in Rural America? Analysis of the Feasibility and Consequences of Bundled Payments for Rural Health Providers and Patients


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