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Value-Based Care

The healthcare system is transitioning to value-based care. We can help you navigate the alphabet soup: APM, ACO, MSSP, EPM, MACRA, OCM, OBC. Count on us to guide you through the transition.

Podcast: Direct Contracting and Advancing Home-Based Care with Landmark Health

Tune into another episode of Start Your Day with Avalere. In this segment, Chris Johnson of Landmark Health joins Fred Bentley, Managing Director in Avalere’s Center for Healthcare Transformation, to discuss his organization’s experience as an early participant in CMMI’s Direct Contracting payment model and how value-based models can advance home-based care.

Madison Davidson

Removing Low-Risk Cancers Has Variable Impact on OCM Performance

An Avalere analysis found that the impact of removing low-risk/low-intensity episodes from the Oncology Care Model (OCM) reconciliation process would not have a notable impact for most practices. Among practices where performance would change, however, performance would improve for most practices if enrolled in 1-sided risk but worsen for most practices if enrolled in alternative 2-sided risk.

Jack Fagan

How the Transitional Drug Add-On Payment Adjustment (TDAPA) Works

The TDAPA supports payment and patient access to new therapies introduced to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS). While no major TDAPA revisions were finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 ESRD PPS Final Rule, stakeholders should continue to monitor this payment adjustment policy, as it has evolved since its introduction and may continue to change in future rulemaking cycles.

Liquid Biopsies: What You Need to Know

Liquid biopsies test blood samples for circulating tumor DNA (tumor derived cell-free DNA), circulating tumor cells, cell-free tumor DNA, proteins, metabolites, exosomes, messenger RNA, and microRNAs. The promise of liquid biopsies is a new modality that screens for cancer in ways that complement and, in some cases, improve existing tests, and allow testing for early detection, cancer diagnosis, and monitoring of minimum residual disease and recurrence, without the need for invasive biopsies.

Brigit Kyei-Baffour

Cell and Gene Therapy Pipeline Patient Affordability Opportunities

With a number of cell and gene therapies (CGTs) expected to obtain Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval in the next 3 years, stakeholders must consider the unique patient access and affordability barriers that may limit patient ability to receive these novel treatments. Stakeholders should explore affordability solutions that can optimize access, or they risk excluding patients from obtaining potentially life-saving treatments.

Heather Flynn

Avalere Analysis Shows Home Care Services Reduce Medicare Spending

Avalere analysis determined that Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) patients receiving home-based care services experienced a decrease in Medicare spending over time when compared to a statistically balanced, matched control group who do not appear to have received home care services. The spending differential was also found to be higher among Medicare beneficiaries with functional limitations and multiple chronic conditions.

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