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Medicare, Medicaid, and private purchasers, including employer groups, are also experimenting with new payment incentives that reward higher-quality, more efficient care. One strategy is “bundled payments,” where a single payment is made for all the services delivered by multiple providers for a single episode of care. About 7,000 hospitals, physician organizations, and post-acute care providers participate in bundled payment initiatives (Blumenthal et al., 2015).In addition, CMS has supported the development of local programs that aim to better

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