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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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DataGen was recently featured in Becker’s Spine Review.   CMS revealed its new voluntary episode model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced, set to start Oct. 1. Darcie Hurteau, senior director at Rensselaer, N.Y.-based healthcare data analytics and policy firm DataGen, offers insight into what participants can expect under BPCI Advanced as well as what the […]

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DataGen was recently featured on Healthcare Analytics News. Before he became head of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, MD, said the architects of a planned mandatory bundled payments program were “experimenting with Americans’ health.” In 2016, CMS, the most robust arm of the department, had issued such a plan, which required […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. Estimating episodic target prices for each patient in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) can be challenging and time consuming. Applying that time to quality-focused care management tactics, based on observed utilization and patient outcomes, may wind up being more valuable, and help to reduce unnecessary spending. The Oncology Care Model […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from Managed Healthcare Executive.   CMS has set in motion a voluntary episode bundled payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced), that will test a new iteration of bundled payments for 32 clinical episodes and aim to align incentives among participating providers for reducing expenditures and improving quality […]

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