Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Benefit and Burden of Payment Reform

The challenges and benefits of bundled payments and risk-based arrangements is one of the biggest issues facing the healthcare field. Kelly Price, DataGen’s Vice President and Chief of Healthcare Data Analytics, and Stephanie Kovalick, Chief Strategy Officer at Sage Growth Partners sat down to help shed some light on ways to succeed with bundled payments and risk-based payment models.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Future of Payment Reform: Two perspectives on making the most of key initiatives

As we look ahead to 2017—a year that’s sure to bring changes to the way healthcare is delivered under the new Trump Administration—Kelly Price, DataGen’s Vice President and Chief of Healthcare Data Analytics, sat down with Stephanie Kovalick, Chief Strategy Officer at Sage Growth Partners, to provide expert perspective on the current and future states of payment reform.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

CJR Vital Signs--Before the second data feed, is the program showing early signs of success?

The healthcare industry is in a state of quiet anticipation as we await the second data feed from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model. Participants still have a lot of questions?  Will the program help hospitals deliver better accountability for care? Will care be coordinated more effectively? Is it going to help reduce costs—and if it does, for whom? 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Taking Stock After The First 100 Days of CJR: What the initial data will--and won't--reveal.

Launched on April 1, 2016, CJR is the first mandatory bundled payment program from CMS.  Affecting more than 750 hospitals in 67 markets, CJR creates a host of new challenges and opportunities for participants.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Achieving Data-Driven Success Under the Oncology Care Model

Announced by the CMS in January 2015, OCM is one of the most recent programs in a litany of new experiments.  Simplifying and organizing the complex data and policy component of this program requires specialized expertise in healthcare analytics.

Read about DataGen's recent work related to the OCM in Achieving Data-Driven Success Under the OCM, which identifies four critical areas data analytics will need to address for any bundled payment model.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Evaluating Opportunities in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program (and How to Act on Them)

It is critical that healthcare executives understand and stay abreast of the implications on their organizations of the rapidly evolving innovation in healthcare payment and delivery driven by Medicare and other payers.

This white paper examines areas of opportunity and ways for hospitals to achieve CJR success.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Post-Acute Care Perspective on Bundled Payments

The Post-Acute Care Perspective on Bundled Payments--Webinar

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