Association Between Hospital Voluntary Participation, Mandatory Participation, or Nonparticipation in Bundled Payments and Medicare Episodic Spending for Hip and Knee Replacements

JAMA. 2021 Jun 16;326(5):438-440. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.10046. Online ahead of print.


This study uses Medicare claims data to compare spending for hip and joint replacements among hospitals with voluntary vs mandatory participation vs nonparticipation in the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program between 2011 and 2017.