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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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DataGen was recently featured in an article from ajmc.com. After months of delays, CMS has quietly called for canceling a pair of mandatory bundled payment programs that were rolled out in the final months of the Obama administration: those for cardiac care, and an expansion of an existing comprehensive joint replacement program (CJR). The proposed rule, sent […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from hfma.org. MANY HOSPITALS PREFER THE VOLUNTARY APPROACH USED BY MEDICARE’S BUNDLED PAYMENTS FOR CARE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE, AN EXTENSION OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE PROPOSED SOON. The Trump administration appears set to cancel at least two mandatory Medicare bundled payment programs, according to a preliminary federal notice. The […]

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DataGen’s article was recently featured on beckershospitalreview.com. The first 12 months of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Oncology Care Model (OCM)  has been a significant learning experience for participants. Practices have had to come to grips with how different OCM is from other bundled payment models like the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from beckersspine.com. DataGen, an analytics and modeling organization, assessed CMS’ recently released 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule. Here are six things to know: 1. The OPPS rule proposes to remove outpatient knee replacement procedures from the inpatient-only list, meaning surgeons could perform these procedures in the outpatient […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from AJMC.com: MOVING TO VALUE IN HEALTHCARE MEANS improving the quality of care delivered and the outcomes achieved while reducing unnecessary spending. Most healthcare organizations are pursuing value and the benefits that accrue under value-based payment, but too few are turning to palliative care to help achieve these goals. […]

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The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a 5-year alternative payment model (APM) for oncology practices and independent practitioners that began on July 1, 2016. Participants, whose episode cycles run for 6 months, will receive their first performance data feed from the CMS by the end of March. When the program began last year, we helped […]

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Here are 15 notes on total joint replacements. 1. A growing number of United States residents are living with a large joint replacement. In 2014, 4.7 million people were living with an artificial knee and 2.5 million were living with an artificial hip, according to research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American […]

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If recent trends continue, the cost of cancer care in the United States will reach $172.8 billion in 2020, a 39% increase from 2010, according to a 2011 study from the National Cancer Institute. The government is responding with several new payment models, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, and the […]

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