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A global payment experiment that covers all inpatient and physician services for an acute-care episode.
Medicare fee-for-service patients receiving either cardiac or orthopedic surgical care.
Five organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Physicians can get up to a 25% bonus on their Medicare payments through shared savings with the hospitals from lower spending on medical devices and other costs, known as gainsharing.
Patients also can get shared savings through payments as well as higher quality, better-coordinated care.