Singletrack News - June 2012

Singletrack Principal Jon Pearce will be presenting on "Data Analytics for Healthcare Financial Managers" at the PICPA Healthcare Conference on June 11, 2012.  This session will discuss the challenges financial managers face to acquire information in databases, such as those provided by CMS to ACOs and bundled payment participants. Participants will understand the new accounting and financial skills required to handle this data, and explore the ever-changing set of tools to extract meaningful information and present it in a useful way. The session will review key issues that will allow these teams to succeed.

Jon Pearce and Gloria Kupferman from DataGen will present "Leveraging Lessons Learned from Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Program" at the National Bundled Payment Summit in Washington, DC on June 13, 2012. The Medicare Bundled Payment Demonstration program offered a unique opportunity for providers to utilize cross-sectional claims data to evaluate patient care and payment patterns.  The lessons learned from that experience can inform payers and providers on the necessary data inputs and analytic outputs to identify areas for savings/gain-sharing.  The presenters will share their experiences working with the Medicare data files and more than a dozen hospitals through the bundled payment evaluation and planning process.