Bundling plan for health care gets a look in Minn.
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health providers can learn about one of the big changes in a 2008 state health care overhaul on Tuesday.
A nonprofit think tank holds an online seminar about a concept called "baskets of care."
That's a plan to charge a single price for a bundle of health care services, like knee replacement or pregnancy and delivery.
It's one of the policy changes aimed at making health care more efficient and less expensive. Other changes include coordinating patient care through a single provider called a medical home and moving toward paying more for high-quality health care and less for substandard care.
Health authorities are also planning a daylong meeting on the bundling plan next month in the Twin Cities.