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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. The BPCI Advanced program, the successor to Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI), involves Medicare’s most sophisticated strategy for setting episode target prices among its bundled payment initiatives to date. Previously, Medicare acute care bundled payment programs utilized more facile target price adjustment strategies, adjusting target prices by episode, through Medicare Severity […]

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DataGen will give the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii a comprehensive view of how federal policy changes will impact their patients and business DataGen, a leading healthcare data analytics and policy firm, today announced that it’s been contracted to deliver industry-leading policy and analytics services to Laulima Data Alliance, a nonprofit, wholly-owned […]

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DataGen’s financial impact modeling of sociodemographic adjustments to the Readmissions Reduction Program was used in a new JAMA study, released last week. The study, Association of Stratification by Dual Enrollment Status with Financial Penalties in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program,[i] examined the results of changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. Healthcare organizations face a daunting challenge when it comes to managing alternative payment models (APMs). They must become better at care management to reduce utilization and costs. Success requires commitment, but affords the opportunity for healthcare organizations to implement real delivery system reform. That’s why bundled payment programs are so […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com.   More than 2 years into the Oncology Care Model (OCM) program, cohort participants still lack clarity on the program results and how they got there. CMS recently released the OCM performance period 1 (PP1) true-up 1, encompassing 8 months of data after the end of the first performance period, and the […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. It’s always exciting to see new episodic bundling models being considered, as it’s indicative of the industry’s movement towards getting better value out of the healthcare system. It’s also a validation of all the work of early adopters of bundled payment models over the past 5 years. With last week’s announcement of […]

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DataGen was featured on www.hfma.org. Participants in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program have their work cut out for them with the challenge of responding to changes throughout the program in the makeup of target pricing, derived from a three-year moving baseline. As year three of the CJR program closes out, participants should […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.hfma.org. EARLY SUCCESS—SIMILAR TO RESULTS OF A PREVIOUS VOLUNTARY BUNDLED PAYMENT PROGRAM—SURPRISED REVIEWERS AND COULD SPUR MORE MANDATORY MODELS, AN ADVISER SAYS. Hospitals in Medicare’s first mandatory bundled payment model succeeded in cutting Medicare gross spending in their first year, according to a new analysis. The results come as Trump administration […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.onclive.com. Very soon, CMS will release the first performance period one (PP1) true-up and PP2 initial reconciliation results for the Oncology Care Model (OCM). These performance results are eagerly awaited by the 181 oncology practices who have participated in the experimental cost and quality program since 2016. Because this bundled payment […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. CMS has released the first round of reconciliation data from the Oncology Care Model (OCM) bundled payment program. Interestingly, some of the practices that did well were surprised to learn they they’d achieved savings, and some participants were pleased to find out that their level of performance met expectations. CMS […]

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