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Bundled Payment Program Provokes Uncertainty

By: Caroline Lewis

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 DataGen, which is a subsidiary of the Healthcare Association of New York State.

The original BCPI initiative, which allows participants to choose from different value-based payment arrangements for episodes of care around common procedures, launched in 2013 and ends next year. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was expected to announce the structure of the new program, BCPI Advanced, this summer.

The programs have gained a lot of momentum,” Hurteau said. “If they wait too long, some of that might wane and it wouldn’t necessarily be good for the industry.”

The full story is available in the Crain’s Health Pulse October 6, 2017 newsletter (subscription required).