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Alternative Payment Models

Alternative payment models are becoming more advanced as the government drives to accelerate generated savings. Track and stay ahead of this evolution to identify strategic partnerships and measure results.

Podcast: ACO Prioritization

Listen in as Avalere's Biruk Bekele talks about a new model Avalere has developed to help life sciences companies more effectively target ACOs and customize their value propositions in the diabetes space based on ACO performance. The number of ACOs has grown rapidly in the past few years, reflecting the Department of Health and Human Services’ push to move 50% of Medicare spending to value-based payment models by 2018.

Podcast: Lessons from BPCI and Its Implications for CJR

Our experts share the lessons that we’ve learned from our extensive experience with the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative. The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement demonstration is a voluntary program sponsored by CMMI in which hospitals, physician group practices, and post-acute care providers accept clinical and financial risk for patients over specified episode time frames post-hospital discharge.

Webinar: CJR and Beyond: Excelling in an Era of Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

With the launch of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model on April 1, CMS has ushered in a new phase for payment reform. Under this mandatory program, roughly 800 hospitals across the U.S. will assume financial accountability for the cost of all services provided to Medicare patients during 90-day care episodes for hip and knee replacements.

Dan Mendelson

Kindred Partners with Avalere and Inovalon to Support Value-Based Payment in Post-Acute Care

Avalere and Inovalon have entered into a multi-year agreement with Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of post-acute care (PAC) services, to deploy the power of data and analytics to engage payers. The combined solutions will result in a data-driven platform that will support Kindred in improving clinical outcomes and promoting coordinated, efficient care under new value-based payment models.

Participation in Risk-Bearing Accountable Care Organizations Triples; CMS Proposes Rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program Benchmark Methodology

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 121 new Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Next Generation (Next Gen) ACO models. In addition, 147 MSSP ACOs renewed their contracts. The increase in risk-bearing ACOs and the recently released proposed benchmark rule mark CMS' commitment to shifting from volume to value.

Webinar: Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) Bundled Payment Model: Everything You Need to Know in 30 Minutes

Last week, CMS took a significant step in its’ campaign to shift Medicare fee-for-service payments to alternative payment models. CMS proposed the first mandatory bundled payment model – the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CCJR) – which will pay hospitals in 75 markets a bundled payment for hip and knee replacements beginning in 2016. The CCJR bundle includes both the hospitalization and care 90-day post-discharge.

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