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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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Patient Care, Care Redesign, Win Whitcomb, Value Based Care, Care Transitions

Transitional Care Institute Hosts Webinar on Next Site of Care

The Transitional Care Institute recently hosted our first webinar of 2017, ‘High Value Care Transitions: Key Concepts in Optimizing Next Site of Care.’ In it, Chief Medical Officer Win Whitcomb and Clinical Director Susana Hall gave a comprehensive look at NSOC selection using case studies, performance data, and improvement strategies.

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SNF, Post-Acute, SNF Performance Network, Bundled Payments, Care Transitions

Updated SNF Episodic Length of Stay (ELOS) Guidelines Released to Field

Managing Episodic Length of Stay (ELOS) in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is an important strategy to reduce unnecessary costs and improve outcomes during a patient’s episode of care. It is well established that SNF length of stay varies widely between geographic regions and by payer type (fee for service vs. managed Medicare, for example). This variability is perpetuated by a lack of accessible, standardized information about expectations, performance, and outcomes. The SNF Episodic Length of Stay (ELOS) Guidelines seek to address this issue by offering clinical recommendations and data-driven targets for managing SNF length of stay at the bundle level.

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Readmission, Value Based Healthcare, Care, Care Transitions

The Value of the Physician Visit During the First Week After Discharge

My pager interrupts a conversation with a patient’s caregiver. It’s an outside pharmacy, the message reads, “Mr. Smith needs a refill on his diuretic, please call xxx.” I pause, Mr. Smith, who was he? I recall he was discharged 4 weeks ago!  He was pretty ill when he presented to the hospital with heart failure, but he pulled through after a few tough days. We managed to discharge him home with prescriptions for a month and asked that he follow up with his PCP within 7 days. So, what happened? Did he not see his doctor? I hope he’s not getting worse and about to be readmitted. I promptly investigated and discovered that the earliest appointment with his PCP was 6 weeks after discharge.

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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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