Optimizing the OR for Bundled Payment

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM CDT

Out of all the innovations developed under Healthcare Reform, bundled payment will likely have the greatest impact on surgeons. Unlike other new payment models, bundled payments directly affect surgeon reimbursement. At the same time, hospitals are relying on surgeons to help make bundled services profitable.

Learning Points:

  • Develop a better understanding of the mechanics of bundled payment and how perioperative inefficiency can increase indirect costs that make bundled payment financially unsustainable
  • Discuss how surgeons and hospital leadership need to work together to control both direct and indirect costs to optimize bundled payments
  • Identify opportunities to improve perioperative efficiency to maximize revenue for both hospitals and surgeons