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DataGen’s article was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. CMS finalized its proposal to allow about half of the hospitals in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program to discontinue participation beginning January 2018. Now hospitals in the voluntary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are scrambling to decide whether to leave the program or continue to participate. Many […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from hfma.org. PROPOSED RULES OUTLINING A SUCCESSOR TO THE POPULAR BPCI PROGRAM ARE EXPECTED VERY SOON, ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY ADVISERS. Medicare recently issued a final rule that drastically scaled back its use of mandatory bundled payments. Now providers are preparing for a new round of voluntary, hospital-led bundles. The Centers for […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from MedCity News. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment programs, which were scheduled to begin on January 1, 2018. The agency has also made changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, or CJR. As […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from AJMC. CMS on Thursday finalized changes to one of the most ambitious payment reform efforts of the Obama era—the mandatory bundled payment program for hip and knee replacements, which affected 67 markets and was once poised to expand. Instead, the administration of President Donald Trump has canceled those plans, […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from Becker’s Spine Review. With the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative coming to an end in the third quarter of 2018, the healthcare industry anticipates the unveiling of a new program. “A lot of providers are waiting with bated breath to find out what the program is going […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from Modern Healthcare. For the third consecutive year, researchers cannot determine whether a voluntary Medicare bundled-pay initiative actually cut costs and improved care. In a CMS-funded analysis released Oct. 26, the Lewin Group said providers were starting to reap the benefits of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement […]

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DataGen’s article was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. The first 12 months of the Oncology Care Model (OCM) have been a significant learning experience, especially with the data CMS is providing to participants. When the practices we work with received their first performance period data back in spring 2017, there were some surprises. This performance period data […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from Oncology Business Management. Since March, practices in the CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM) have been receiving giant data dumps every 3 months containing all their patients’ recent Medicare claims. The spreadsheets cover every provider the patients have visited during their cancer treatment. As the OCM practices work to […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from Crain’s New York. Academic medical centers and other providers in New York are inquiring about how to prepare for the next incarnation of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program, but what it will look like is still unclear, said Darcie Hurteau, a director at consulting firm […]

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DataGen’s article was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. Many current and potential bundled payment participants are eagerly awaiting the announcement by CMS of the revised Bundled Payment for Care Initiative (BPCI) program. CMS has planned this “BPCI Advanced” program for many months, but announcement of the details has apparently stalled somewhere within the government. This raises […]

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