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DataGen was recently featured in an article from hfma.org.   UNCERTAIN HOSPITALS MAY BENEFIT FROM APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM ON A TENTATIVE BASIS SO THAT THEY CAN REVIEW THEIR CMS-PROVIDED PERFORMANCE DATA, ADVISERS SAY. Hospital participation in a new voluntary bundled payment program is expected to exceed that of any previous models, but the new program […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from Crain’s New York. Despite skepticism about the Trump administration’s commitment to value-based payments, the bundled-payment program that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday is similar to those designed by the previous administration. Providers that opt in can choose from 32 types of clinical episodes […]

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DataGen was recently featured on www.ajmc.com. CMS on Tuesday unveiled plans for an expanded bundled payment model that calls for participants to take on risk in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and that will qualify providers for additional incentives under the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The model, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement […]

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DataGen was recently featured in an article from hfma.org.   HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS PLAN TO BUILD ON THE CARE DELIVERY REFORM LESSONS OF RECENT YEARS AND PUSH A RANGE OF INITIATIVES IN 2018 THAT ARE ENCOURAGED BY A GROWING NUMBER OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PAYMENT MODELS. Following a post-election year of federal healthcare policy uncertainty, […]

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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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