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Remedy Partners Prepares Providers for CMS’s New BPCI Advanced Program

January 12, 2017

Deadline to participate in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program is March 12, 2018

DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program, and Remedy Partners is now preparing providers as the March 12, 2018 deadline approaches. Remedy Partners is the nation’s leading bundled payment company and largest Awardee Convener in the existing BPCI program.

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Remedy Partners Announces that One Hundred Percent of its Hospital Partners Achieve Positive Net Payment Reconciliation Amount (NPRA) in Bundled Payment Initiative

Medicare’s voluntary BPCI program’s financial results reveal positive NPRA for 100 percent of Remedy Partners’ engaged hospitals and 81 percent of its partner clients

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Value Based Care, AHCA/NCAL

AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention Recap: The Rewards of Taking on Risk Under Value-Based Care

Along with almost 4,000 others, Remedy Partners attended the 68th Annual American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Convention & Expo last week in Las Vegas, NV. The four-day conference, attended mostly by long-term and acute care providers, featured thought-provoking sessions and events that covered the future of post-acute care and discussed how post-acute providers, particularly skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), can succeed under value-based care.

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Readmission, BPCI, Value Based Care, Readmmission Rates, machine learning

Remedy Adds a New Readmission Risk Predictor to Episode Connect

Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions has been a focus of value-based care. The New England Journal of Medicine found that from 2007 to 2015, risk-adjusted rates of readmission for targeted conditions declined from 21.5% to 17.8%. Given that readmission are stressful for patients and adds significant cost to the healthcare system, providers have been looking for tools that identify when to intervene to attempt to prevent an unnecessary readmission.

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Care Redesign, Total Joint Replacement, Win Whitcomb, Value Based Care, JAMA Internal Medicine, Bundled Payments, Lower Extremity Joint, TJR, Medicare

Bundled Payments are Not Associated with an Increase in Elective Procedures

Two recent studies demonstrate that the number of elective procedures does not vary significantly in bundled payment programs when compared to controls. Wilson, de Brantes and Conway analyzed1 the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative to determine if the volume of Lower Joint Replacement (LJR) procedures increased under the model.  Their analysis was in response to an editorial3 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that raised questions about elective procedure volume and bundled payments in an accompanying JAMA study.2

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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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Hospitalist, BPCI, Value Based Care

Remedy’s Chief Medical Officer Speaks on Value-Based Healthcare at the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting

Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM, Remedy’s Chief Medical Officer was invited to speak at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Meeting, the nation’s largest annual gathering of internal medicine doctors, including a dedicated track for hospitalists. More than 6,000 internal medicine physicians, subspecialists, medical students, and allied health professionals from around the world are attending the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016, held this year in Washington, D.C. from May 5 - 7.

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Remedy Partners, Society of Hospitalist Medicine, Hospitalist, SHM 2016, Win Whitcomb, Value Based Care, Bundled Payments, SHM, Value Based Healthcare

Hospitalists Lead the Move to Physicians in Alternative Payment Models

The Society of Hospital Medicine recognizes 2016 as the Year of the Hospitalist, commemorating 20 years since the term hospitalist was coined and the Society of Hospital Medicine was formed. Bob Wachter and Lee Goldman sparked the latent hospitalist movement with an article titled ‘The emerging role of ‘hospitalists’ in the American Healthcare System’ in an August 1996 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Several weeks later, John Nelson and I, both practicing hospitalists, formed the Society of Hospital Medicine (then incorporated in 1997). 

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Care Redesign, BPCI, SNF, Value Based Care, SNF Performance Network, Preferred Provider, SNF Network, Bundled Payments, Value Based Healthcare, Episodes of Care

Narrow SNF Networks and Increased Collaboration: The Remedy Approach

Why CMS is Focusing on Post Acute Care

Healthcare is increasingly transitioning to value based payment models in an effort to control spending and improve quality. In 2014, the amount spent on healthcare in the U.S. per individual reached $9,523—more than twice the average of all other developed countries—and is projected to reach $14,103 by 2021 if unchecked. Total healthcare spending represents almost 18% of GDP, and is expected to grow to 20% in the next five years. Furthermore, Medicare alone represented 20% of National Healthcare Expenditures
in 2013, and is expected to increase significantly after 2015 due to growing utilization of medications and services by an aging population.

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Remedy Partners, Value Based Care, CJR, Bundled Payments, Value Based Healthcare, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

The 6 Steps to CJR Success

To be successful in this program, you will need to optimize your day-to-day workflow, ensuring that your patients receive better care at a lower cost. We at Remedy Partners believe that there are 6 Steps to Success.

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