Since the introduction and rollout of the Affordable Care Act, CMS has sharpened its focus on bundled payments as a viable and sustainable alternative to the costly fee-for-service reimbursement model. Recent developments are giving us real insight into how heavily CMS is betting on bundles. Why? Bundles represent one of the few approaches in healthcare today where all stakeholders can benefit. As bundles become more prevalent, this column provides guidance on how organizations can prepare for CV bundled payment programs.