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Review
The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative
  1. Joshua A Hirsch1,
  2. Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi1,
  3. Robert M Barr2,
  4. Geraldine McGinty3,
  5. Gregory N Nicola4,
  6. Ezequiel Silva III5,
  7. Laxmaiah Manchikanti6,7
  1. 1NeuroEndovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Mecklenburg Radiology Associates P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA
  4. 4Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
  5. 5South Texas Radiology Group, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  6. 6Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  7. 7Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joshua A Hirsch, NeuroEndovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Hirsch{at}snisonline.org

Abstract

The Affordable Care Act enters its fifth year firmly entrenched in our national consciousness. One method that has entered the vernacular for achieving cost savings is accountable care. There are other approaches that are less well known. The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative has the potential to significantly impact neurointerventionalists. We review that initiative here.

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