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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.

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