Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the definition of Bundled Payment Programs
  2. Learn how to Develop and Create a Bundled Payment
  3. Recognize the Advantages and Disadvantages of Bundled Payment Systems

Course Description

Physicians’ current model of ‘fee-for-service’ is continually being re-evaluated as the most efficient pathway for health insurance reimbursement. Bundled Payment Programs are an updated, likely mechanism of hospital and physician reimbursement for the future. Bundled Payments have already been implemented in other specialties and have met with varying levels of success. Unfortunately, this remains a complicated and misunderstood model for most physicians. Recently, CMS has offered an option to develop and utilize bundled payments for bariatric surgery. This symposium will educate and prepare surgeons to develop this pathway and utilize this method of reimbursement.

1:15pm Welcome and Introduction
C. Joe Northup, MD FASMBS
1:20pm What is a Bundled Payment?
Matthew Brengman, MD
1:40pm Bundled Payment Models and CMS
John Scott, MD FASMBS
2:00pm Designing a Bundled Payment
John Morton, MD MPH FACS
2:20pm Working with a National Payor
Helmuth Billy, MD
2:40pm Advantages/Disadvantages of Bundling
C. Joe Northup, MD FASMBS
3:00pm Question & Answer / Panel Discussion
3:15pm Adjourn