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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Friday, November 20, 2015

Ten Things to Know Now That CJR is Final

CMS has released its final rule for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.  In addition to dropping one “C” from the acronym, there are several substantive changes from the proposed rule; most important of which is that the program will now begin on April 1, 2016.  DataGen is revising its analytics to reflect all of the changes.  We will be ready to share insights on opportunities under CJR prior to the program’s official start. 

We have updated our "Ten Things" paper to reflect the final rule.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Seven Things Every Post-Acute Provider Should Know About the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program

Hospitals may be the only risk-bearing entities under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model, but there are major implications for post-acute care (PAC) providers.  Based on our review of the CJR program, this white paper outlines the top seven things PAC providers need to know about and act on to be successful partners in this and other emerging payment models.

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