The new administration and Congress will wrestle with the Affordable Care Act and options. In the meantime, several reimbursement programs designed to disrupt current approaches to patient care delivery continue, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services bundled payment program. Chief nurse executives must prepare to advance processes and care models that align with bundled payments and the broader ambition to eliminate care variation.
Author Affiliation: Chief Nursing Officer and Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC.
The author declares no conflict of interest.
Correspondence: Carol Anne Boston-Fleischhauer, JD, MS, BSN, The Advisory Board Company, 245 M St NW, Washington, DC 28557 (firstname.lastname@example.org).