By Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare

The largest orthopedic private practice group in the country hopes to be among the first to negotiate bundled payments for seven surgical procedures. The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, which is centered in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland, is currently working to develop seven initial bundles for various orthopedic surgeries, Louis Levitt, M.D., the centers’ vice president, said in an interview with FierceHealthcare.

It will be among the first orthopedic private practice groups to participate in a bundled payment program, which Levitt said is expected to decrease patient costs and improve clinical outcomes by putting doctors in control of the patient’s entire episode of care.

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