Why providers shouldn’t overlook bundled payments for sepsis care

With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services enrollment window for the second wave of bundled payment participants has opened, new data suggests there's an overlooked area that works well with such a model: sepsis. 

Aditya Govil, director of business development at Avant-garde Health, a company that supports providers in these models, told FierceHealthcare that using bundled payments for sepsis is a growing focus at the state level. Current bundles are largely focused in surgical procedures.

“There’s a bigger opportunity for not only hospitals and physicians but also CMS by focusing on sepsis,” he said.