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CMS Embraces Innovation and Competition

Steve Wiggins with Nick Bluhm and Ryan Pardo

September 20, 2017

Today, Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, published a Request for Information seeking feedback on how to lead CMS’s Innovation Center in a new direction. Her statements reflect a belief in competition, consumer empowerment and a willingness to use waivers to enable meaningful innovation.

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Remedy in the News

Remedy continues to be a strong advocate for the BPCI program and using bundled payment models as a path to healthcare transformation.>

CMS proposes changes to CJR: 6 key thoughts on what this means for orthopedic bundled payments
Becker's Spine Review | August 18, 2017

Is HHS’ Proposal to Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payments a Step Back from Value-Based Care? Many Healthcare Experts Say No
Healthcare Informatics | August 18, 2017

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Chris Garcia Named CEO of Remedy Partners

Remedy Partners, the nation’s leading bundled payment company, has named Chris Garcia its chief executive officer, effective July 12, 2017. Remedy is well-positioned for accelerated growth as the healthcare industry continues to adopt bundled payments as a core value-based payment strategy.

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Steve Wiggins

Steve has over 30 years of experience launching and managing health care companies and has founded seven health care companies including Oxford Health Plans, which grew into a Fortune 300 company under his leadership. Steve is a Managing Director of Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, one of the oldest and largest health care venture capital and growth equity firms, with over $2.5 billion under management.

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Using Bundled Payment to Drive Competitive Strategy

Evidence of bundled payment success is growing. Information released by Medicare’s largest group of participants shows growing rates of cost reduction/savings. Savings to Medicare in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI) already dwarf the level of savings in Medicare’s ACO programs. Encouragingly, these savings are being achieved for both procedural and medical episodes.

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Remedy Partners, CARL, Readmission Rates, BPCI, CJR, Bundled Payments, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement, Discharge to SNF vs. Home, Care at the Right Location, Readmission Rates Comparison

There's No Place Like Home

SNF Readmission and Mortality Risk Versus Discharges to Home

Co-Authored by Steve Wiggins, Brittain Brantley, Mary Dittrich, MD, Marina Burke, NP, Win Whitcomb, MD

Evidence is growing that patients fare comparatively well when choosing to go home after a hospitalization, versus being admitted to a post acute facility. Patients discharged to
their homes have readmission and mortality risk that is equivalent and possibly lower than patients with similar conditions who are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or other post acute facilities. Remedy’s own research, as well as studies published by the American Heart Association and the American Journal of Medicine, provides encouraging evidence to support discharges to home for challenging patients.

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BPCI, Bundled Payments

Physician Engagement and Satisfaction

We all recognize that success with bundled payments relies on engagement of physicians at every stage of an episode of care. Engaging surgeons, hospitalists and those physicians with practices able to extend into post acute facilities and the patient’s home is a sure driver of successful management of patient episodes. This engagement shouldn’t be a problem, because engaging in the challenges of bundled payments leads to greater physician satisfaction.

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Anchor Stay
The period of time between the admission date and the discharge date of an episode-initiating hospital stay for a patient.


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