Achieving Success in Bundled Payment Programs: Measuring Success

After navigating the data, engaging new partners, and employing action at a systems level, next comes the ultimate questions: Are the changes successful and how does one measure success? The AHA Center for Health Innovation hosted the Bundled Payments: Learning in Action Series to help AHA members overcome implementation challenges.

Nirav Shah, M.D., Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, moderated a discussion on how to set clear, internal key performance indicators and implement integrated information systems to support care coordination, track outcomes and proactively trigger intervention.

In collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), the AHA started this webinar series in 2018 defining what bundled payments and episodic care programs are. The series continued in 2019 focusing on how hospitals and health systems are implementing these programs.


Nirav Vakharia

Nirav Vakharia, MD
Vice Chief, Value Based Operations
President and Medical Director, Medicare ACO in Community Care Unit

Cleveland Clinic

Christopher Chen

Christopher Chen, MD, MBA
Medical Director of Value Management
Associate Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

UW Medicine Valley Medical Center


Christopher Chen

Nirav Shah, MD, MPH
Senior Scholar
Stanford University School of Medicine

Nancy Myers

Nancy Myers
Vice President, Leadership and System Innovation
American Hospital Association

May 21, 2019

Bundled Payment, Resources and Upcoming Events


  • Market Trends in Bundled Payments
  • Using Data to Drive Intentional Action
  • Identifying and Engaging in Partnerships to Improve Care
  • Implementing Strategies to Promote Value
  • Employing Systemic Action
  • Measuring Success