Prepared for bundled payments? Are cost avoidance strategies, like same-day discharge and care pathway optimization, the keys to success? Dr. Amit Amin says 60-70% of costs are attributable to index hospitalization. So how do we mitigate inpatient costs for cardiovascular healthcare? Dr. Amit Amin is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC, is Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting.