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DataGen was recently featured on www.hfma.org. Medicare has made changes to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model, including requirements for broader service line participation. Mandatory participation is planned for 2024. Some participants are likely to leave due to costs that the new requirements would impose on hospitals hit by the pandemic. Medicare recently told […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.hfma.org. Proposed changes would switch Medicare’s voluntary bundled payments program from using prospective to retrospective calculations. The changes would have resulted in $34 million in penalties over the first two years, according to an analysis, instead of the $650 million in bonuses that were paid. Some support the changes, while others […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.hfma.org. Current BPCI-A participants will need to decide this fall whether to stay in the program for 2021. Some participants’ results worsened in the second year, according to newly released data. Decisions on remaining in the program should take into account new options from CMS. Provider participants in Medicare’s largest bundled […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com. Since the U.S. went into various forms of lockdown due to COVID-19 in late March, participants in value-based programs have been wondering if and when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would announce changes to those programs. As the pandemic enters its fourth month in the U.S., the […]

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John Kalamaras, business intelligence analytics manager of DataGen, chats with Managed Healthcare Executive’s Briana Contreras, about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS’, recent announcement of the changes they’ve made for participants in their value-based programs, specifically those in bundled-care programs like BPCI Advanced, whose episodes were affected by COVID-19. To listen to […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.hfma.org. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new opportunities and created new challenges for providers participating in various Medicare value-based payment (VBP) models, industry advisers say. CMS on June 3 unveiled a range of generally worded changes to various models, aiming to limit financial risk for provider participants during the pandemic and related shutdowns. […]

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Interactive tools show changes across clinical episode categories and geography, giving provider organizations insight into how the program is maturing DataGen, a leading healthcare data analytics and policy firm, has launched two free online tools to give provider organizations insight into national and regional episode participation trends in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced […]

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More than two-thirds of healthcare leaders have seen quality improve, but budget is the No. 1 reason they won’t invest The value-based care movement has expanded in recent years and the adoption of value-based payment models has shown signs of accelerating. However, organizations still face critical challenges when entering VBP arrangements. Hurdles include balancing fee-for-service […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. The year 2019 was a fascinating one in value-based policy around bundled payments. The original Bundled Payment for Care Initiative (BPCI) wound down even CMS teased several new value-based payment initiatives. Meanwhile, the continuing maturation of other bundled programs shed some light on what we might be able to expect […]

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Providers can explore average expenditures in their market and assess their BPCI-A success DataGen, a leading healthcare data analytics and policy firm, has launched a free online tool to help hospitals prepare for participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Initiative Advanced program. The new tool gives hospitals visibility into average expenditures at the local […]

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