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Bundling could save health care dollars if snags are overcome Modern Healthcare: Bundling payments to hospitals and doctors for episodes of care is normally gaining momentum in the government and in the personal sector as a way to increase provider accountability and improve care – – but lingering challenges may deter its application on a broader scale. Demonstration programs that make use of bundling – – having to pay doctors and hospitals a fixed amount for a package of services or time frame per patient – – have helped hospitals, doctors and patients, save money .