Guaranteed Payment, Guaranteed Benefit?

February 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Feb2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p42
The article discusses the potential benefits of a guaranteed payment program called bundling to the healthcare industry in the U.S. in 2010. Under such a payment scheme, it is said that a set fee will be obtained by physicians, hospitals and providers for providing treatment for all episode of care to patients. Also noted is the plan of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah to employ its payers and payment system to examine a bundling model.


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