Two SSM Health Care Hospitals Accepted Into CMS Bundled Payment Pilot

SSM St. Mary's Health Center and SSM DePaul Health Center in St. Louis have both been accepted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid innovation pilot programs to improve the bundled payment process.

The program at SSM DePaul will focus on bundled payments for orthopedic care, which is generally episodic. SSM St. Mary's will focus on bundled payments for congestive Heart Failure.

SSM Health Care — St. Louis began a collaborative venture with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Missouri to pilot bundled payments for orthopedics done at SSM DePaul Joint Replacement Center in March 2011.

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