While hospitals might find CMS’s pure Medicare bundled payments initiative too restrictive, it won’t prevent them from addressing their costs in a bundled payments fashion, predicts Steve Valentine, president of The Camden Group. In advance of HIN’s eighth annual industry forecast, Valentine weighs in on the expected growth of bundled payments, a surprising new trend in case management, why the proposed ACO rule disappointed, and the industry segment where accountable care is thriving. Steve Valentine will be back to illuminate key trends and opportunities for healthcare in the coming year during a November 2, 2011 webinar, “Healthcare Trends in 2012: A Strategic Industry Forecast.”

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