Press Release: Archway Health’s Technology Suite Earns ‘A’ from Chilmark Research, Top-Rated Among Bundled Payment Conveners

Archway Health, an innovator with healthcare organizations and self-insured employers in risk-based payment programs, announced that it has been rated the top convener technology solution for bundled payment programs, as outlined in a report by Chilmark Research. Archway received an “A” from Chilmark, a healthcare industry analyst firm, for its technology tools, earning Archway the highest rating among convener organizations taking risk with providers in bundled payment programs. 

Press Release: Journal of Oncology Practice Publishes Manuscript from Archway Health on Reducing Costs in Oncology Care

Archway Health, an innovator with healthcare organizations and self-insured employers in risk-based payment programs, today announced the addition of three new members of the Archway team to help lead the organization as it broadens and deepens its services and support. Joining the organization are Chris Couch, Chief Operating Officer; Janna Lacatell, Vice President of Commercial Markets; and, Mark Pacala, Member of the Board of Directors.

Press Release: Archway Health Bolsters Leadership Team with Industry Veterans

Archway Health, an innovator with healthcare organizations and self-insured employers in risk-based payment programs, today announced the addition of three new members of the Archway team to help lead the organization as it broadens and deepens its services and support. Joining the organization are Chris Couch, Chief Operating Officer; Janna Lacatell, Vice President of Commercial Markets; and, Mark Pacala, Member of the Board of Directors.

CMS to Release Preview Target Price Summary Workbooks

On May 17, CMS hosted a webinar on the BPCI Advanced Pricing Methodology. During the webinar, CMS provided a detailed overview of the steps involved in setting BPCI Advanced Target Prices, and some new information on the pricing methodology including the use of a compound lognormal distribution to account for a provider’s patient case mix. 

Archway is excited by the granularity CMS will use in setting prices in BPCI Advanced, as it aims to encourage both high- and low-cost providers to participate and incentivize the delivery of high-value care.  
 
At the conclusion of the webinar, CMS announced they will soon be releasing Preview Target Price Summary Workbooks that contain a detailed breakdown of all relevant Target Price components. While these Preview Workbooks contain sample data only, the provision of these workbooks allows Archway to fully understand the program pricing methodology and data parameters in advance of receiving real data and target prices later this month. Components included in the workbooks include:
 
•    Peer group characteristics and spending trends used to construct PAT factors  
•    Risk Adjustment parameter estimates from the baseline period   
•    Patient-level characteristics by bundle category and patient covariates at the Episode Initiator level
•    Physician group practice (PGP) offset calculations for low- and high-cost PGPs

Archway is hosting a webinar next week on these topics and encourage you to join to learn more. Archway’s Chief Analytics Officer, Mah-J Soobader, Ph.D., MPH, will discuss the implications of the Workbook detail.

Register now for Archway’s next BPCI Advanced webinar on Thursday, 5/24, 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST.