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The "Lowest Common Denominator" Theory of Analytics

This afternoon we had the pleasure of listening to one of our clients describe their analytics work dealing with the Medicare bundled payment initiative. They highlighted some of the reports that they had assembled from a variety of different hospital-based systems, described in detail their use of Microsoft's PowerPivot analytics tool, and showed how an advanced analytics shop can drive an entire healthcare initiative.

Outlier Oddities - How the Middle BPCI Risk Track Became the Right Choice

Once advantage of working with many clients is the diversity of situations that you get to see. So when we got a call that a client wanted to discuss the merits of the various selections of risk tracks under the Medicare BPCI bundled payment initiative, we gathered the team together for a conference call.

Episode Choices and Bundled Payment Risk

Earlier in 2013 we wrote an article about the effect of selection of individual DRGs for participation in the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program.

The Medicare Bundled Payment Program Moves Forward

Over the summer the Medicare bundled payment model gained momentum as the primary vehicle for next-generation provider payment. This was due to two factors. The first was the unexpectedly high participation rate in the third wave of participation in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program. According to this Modern Healthcare article more than 6,000 providers have signed up to receive data to evaluate participation in BPCI, or are already at risk in this program.

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