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CMS released a new proposed rule that would extend the life of its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program. Riding on the success that CJR has demonstrated in helping lower costs for participants, the new rule would keep CJR running for three more years. Under the new proposed rule, CJR would run through December 2023, […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic dominated media and “mindshare” this month and for good reason. Here are the news stories that caught our attention. The massive impact of COVID-19 The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of elective surgeries, something that many participants in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement and Bundled Payments for Care […]

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We’re well into 2020 and healthcare continues to evolve, fast as ever. This month, we saw the emergence of new trends, some evidence that value-based programs are starting to mature and more. Take a look — what caught your eye in February? National Policy News CMS’ direct contracting model could be a major shakeup for […]

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The majority of healthcare executives plan to increase and expand their participation in value-based programs in the next one to two years, according to a new survey from DataGen and Sage Growth Partners. Find out why those executives are so confident that value-based programs will keep their bottom lines safe in our new report, “What’s […]

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The new year is bringing a lot of reviews of healthcare trends from 2019 and speculation about what 2020 will bring. Meanwhile, new studies and policy changes continue to make headlines.  Here’s what caught our eye in January. Some savings in bundles — more to come? Several news outlets picked up a new study from […]

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DataGen analyzed the calendar year 2020 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule to show providers how Medicare outpatient fee-for-service payments will change from CY 2019 to CY 2020 based on the policies set forth in the CY 2020 OPPS final rule correction notice. In addition to the traditional impacts of marketbasket updates, etc., DataGen […]

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The year 2019 is beginning to wind down, but there’s no shortage of updates in bundled payments, policy and payment reform. Here’s what we found interesting in November—what’s been on your radar? Bundled payments The theory and thought behind bundled payments is that they are an effective way to improve care delivery and reduce costs, […]

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The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program is about to enter its third year. As the program evolves, participants are eager to get a look at their reconciliation reports, which CMS began to release mid-November. The reconciliation results for performance period 1 span clinical episodes that started and ended between Oct. 1, 2018, and […]

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This month saw many policy updates and changes, as well as new reports on the progress of value-based initiatives. Here’s what we were thinking about this month—what caught your attention? CMS policy updates and changes With more demands piling on clinicians, the issue of physician burnout is becoming a big and costly issue. CMS released […]

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For this issue, we’ve brought together a lot of news about CMS initiatives and how various policies are impacting providers, payers and patients. These are what caught our attention this month—what’s on your mind? New from CMS CMS’ new Data at the Point of Care program has received a vote of confidence from the American […]

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