He has particular expertise in bundled payments and post-acute care strategy. He advises provider clients participating in CMS’ BPCI, and CJR bundled payment programs and has experience designing analytics tools for providers bearing risk under alternative payment models.Prior to joining Avalere, Stephen served as a research assistant at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health and as an administrative intern for Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.Stephen holds a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stephen Scott provides analytic and strategic guidance, positioning clients to transform value propositions and optimize delivery systems under new payment models.
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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.
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.