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The Data-Driven Mindset As any bundled payment program veteran can tell you: you can’t do well in one of these programs if you’re not willing to make some changes to how you manage care. To maximize bundled payment savings, participants must base their decisions on data. This data-driven mindset should be at the core of […]

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The application period for model year 3 (MY3) of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvements Advanced program will close on June 24. Doing well demands a deep understanding of the program’s nuances—we can help. Aveus, a division of Medecision, is joining DataGen in hosting one-on-one consulting sessions to provide assistance as you consider applying. These 30 minute […]

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Looking back at recent news, we’re seeing a lot of interesting tidbits — like the fact that value-based care may have finally reached its tipping point. In addition, the multiple recent announcements from CMS may be cause for optimism. What caught your attention in April?   Are we at the value-based tipping point? The transition […]

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Medicare Spending per Beneficiary is a price-standardized, non-risk-adjusted measure designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to evaluate a hospital’s efficiency – as measured by program spending. Focusing on MSPB can lead to real savings in the Value-Based Purchasing and bundled payments programs. A hospital’s efficiency during an episode of care is measured […]

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Hot topics in March included new reports on the state of value-based care and population health, interesting bundled payment initiatives and constant change in healthcare.  Here’s what caught our attention—what’s been on your mind?   Value-based care: Tagged as the most significant and pressing topic in healthcare this year Today’s Medicare Advantage plans are flourishing—the […]

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As the year rolls on, February’s news cycle featured a lot of dispatches from HIMSS, along with a few policy updates from CMS. Here’s what caught our attention—what’s been on your mind?   Policy Played a Big Role at HIMSS19 CMS Administrator Seema Verma at #HIMSS19 discussed new transparency requirements for Medicare program participants. This […]

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BPCIA, OCM, and more: A year of insight 2018 saw a number of changes, advances, and shifts in policy around alternative payment models. Throughout the year, DataGen offered our commentary and insight on the impact these issues would have for stakeholders across the country. In case you missed it, here’s what we had to say […]

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This guest blog is from Tamara Cull, Senior Vice President, Aveus. Aveus, a division of Medecision, sits at the intersection of strategy, customer experience, and innovation. Aveus specializes in helping complex organizations assess, implement and manage transformational business shifts.       My colleague, Kate Poglitsch at DataGen, posed a big question in her most […]

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We at DataGen were excited to hear last week’s news about the new mandatory oncology bundle that will focus on cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. Though we’re waiting on CMS to release more information about its rulemaking, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) 2017 report to Congress contains some telling information that helps […]

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You may not know about MSPB, but focusing efforts there can lead to real savings Now that bundled payment programs like the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model have been in effect for some time, one factor is becoming clear: hospitals appear reluctant to participate. As of July […]

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