Letter to the Editor: Bundled Medical Payments

The New York Times—May 9, 2016

In a 'Letter to the Editor' published in The New York Times on May 9, 2016, Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses that quality and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. The letter notes that, "Our experience at Hospital for Special Surgery is that scale is important, but that it can also be achieved through exceptional quality and value, not necessarily through consolidation. HSS has earned scale and leadership: We do 1 percent of all joint replacements in the United States, and have become the world's largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health." Mr. Shapiro also mentions, "My advice to health care consumers, providers and payers alike is to remember that bigger is not necessarily better."

The letter was written in response to a New York Times article published on April 29, 2016.

To read more, visit NYTimes.com.


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