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CMS launches demonstration project to bundle payment for physician and hospital services

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, July 1, 2008

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Those in the HIM world know that hospital and physician incentives have never been completely aligned because each is reimbursed under a separate payment system. CMS currently pays hospitals a single amount per discharge under the IPPS, and physicians receive separate payment per service under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

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