Tenn. provider shares progress, challenges in push for bundled payments

01/16/2014 | Healthcare Informatics online

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, a 23-surgeon practice in Knoxville, is working with consultants, payers and a hospital partner to help it move to a bundled-payments contracting model sometime this year, said Earl Anderson, the group's executive director. In this interview, Anderson said part of the challenge is integrating his group's clinical data with hospital and claims records as well as getting doctors to change their mindsets and support the project. To succeed in the effort, performance dashboards as well as new compensation models are key, he said.

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