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How COVID-19 has Affected Trends in Sepsis and Pneumonia

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As healthcare professionals continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to understand how it has impacted healthcare trends. “Trends in Sepsis and Pneumonia During COVID-19: Lessons From BPCIA,” a recent research article published in The American Journal of Managed Care, explores how COVID-19 has impacted sepsis and pneumonia care and costs.

Coauthored by Alyssa Dahl, DataGen’s senior director of advanced analytics, and John Kalamaras, DataGen’s director of business intelligence analytics, along with experts from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the article explores the changes in cost and utilization for sepsis and pneumonia in non-COVID-19 episodes before and during the pandemic, and during the pandemic for patients with and without COVID-19.

The analysis used claims data from eight teaching hospitals participating in sepsis and pneumonia episodes in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model. BPCIA is a Medicare value-based care bundled payment program that aims to decrease costs and increase the quality of care through a 90-day total cost of care model. By examining these data, the authors provide valuable insights into the impact that COVID-19 has had on healthcare delivery and how professionals can adapt to these changes.

Read the full article, “Trends in Sepsis and Pneumonia During COVID-19: Lessons From BPCIA,” published online in The American Journal of Managed Care.

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