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Payment Bundling

A mechanism of provider payment where providers or hospitals receive a single payment for all of the care provided for an episode of illness, rather than per service. Total care provided for an episode of illness may include both acute and post-acute care.

Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR)

A provision in the Affordable Care Act that lowers the amount an individual pays out-of-pocket for deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Individuals can qualify if they…