A solid and well-equipped primary care foundation is of key importance to developing a better healthcare system. In health systems and communities across the world, utilization of primary care is shown to lead to better overall health outcomes, reduce inappropriate utilization, promote a focus on preventative care and reduce hospital readmission.
The growing use of bundled payments in the US healthcare system will likely continue and is being seen as a key strategy improve quality and reduce costs. A bundled payment, also known as an episode based payment, is a single payment that covers care delivered by two or more providers during a single episode of care for a defined period of time.
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