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Real-World Data

Widespread availability of real-world data has enabled the generation of evidence and insights that benefit patients, providers, plans, and industry. Explore our real-world data analyses to support your strategic decisions.

New Analysis Finds Medicare Payments Higher for Episodes Initiated in Hospital Outpatient Departments

A new analysis by Avalere examines differences in Medicare spending for episodes of care before and after cardiovascular imaging, colonoscopy, and evaluation and management services. Avalere applied a risk adjustment methodology to account for differences in patient demographics and patient severity across settings. The findings suggest when care is initiated in the typically higher-paying HOPD setting than in physicians' offices and ambulatory surgical centers, the services that follow also result in higher spending relative to when care is initiated in the office setting.

Webinar: Focus on Value: Understanding the Impact of Performance Contracting on Market Dynamics

Avalere hosts a series of webinars on “Navigating the New Dynamics of Outcomes Contracting and Risk Sharing Arrangements”. While traditional rebating and discounting terms have been a staple of industry contract negotiations, a new strategic focus is emerging on additional modes through which overall value can be measured for the wave of high-cost drugs now coming to shore.

Big Data Continues to Shape Healthcare in 2014

There is a rapid expansion of large and diverse data sets -- what is more commonly referred to as Big Data - as a result of the digitization of clinical and research data.

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