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Press Release: Archway Health Launches Enhanced Opportunity Analysis Scorecard for Healthcare Providers Considering Enrollment in BPCI Advanced Cohort 2

Press Release: Archway Health Launches Enhanced Opportunity Analysis Scorecard for Healthcare Providers Considering Enrollment in BPCI Advanced Cohort 2

Archway Health, a full-service, tech-enabled partner to healthcare organizations in risk-based payment programs, today announced improved metrics and data presentation for its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced Scorecard to help providers analyze and plan a successful transition to value-based care. The scorecard measures opportunity in the BPCI Advanced program by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is now open to providers for a second and final application opportunity.

Press Release: Archway Health, MedAxiom, and the American College of Cardiology to Collaborate on BPCI Advanced Opportunity Assessments

Press Release: Archway Health, MedAxiom, and the American College of Cardiology to Collaborate on BPCI Advanced Opportunity Assessments

Archway Health, MedAxiom, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) today announced plans to offer a free BPCI Advanced Opportunity Assessment that would provide cardiovascular groups and health systems with an initial analysis of potential cost savings and areas for quality improvement and help prepare for the open window of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced Cohort 2, a program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Press Release: Archway Health Announces Partnership With A-Rated Insurance Carrier on Launch of Value-Based Risk Protection for Providers

Press Release: Archway Health Announces Partnership With A-Rated Insurance Carrier on Launch of Value-Based Risk Protection for Providers

As healthcare migrates from fee-for-service payment models to value-based care, providers increasingly seek solutions that offer them protection against losses within two-sided, risk-based arrangements. Today, Archway Health, an innovator with healthcare organizations and self-insured employers in risk-based payment programs, has announced a new partnership with an A-rated insurance carrier to provide a new stop-loss program to help protect the downside risk of healthcare providers participating in value-based payment programs.

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.

Archway Health Introduces Archway Academy to Educate Providers on BPCI Advanced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the next generation of the Bundled Payments Care Improvement (BPCI) voluntary payment model, BPCI Advanced. The release of the updated program details officially opened a two-month enrollment window, set to close on March 12. To guide providers in this critical phase, Archway Health, a full-service tech-enabled bundled payment company, today unveiled Archway Academy, an online educational platform designed to help providers succeed in BPCI Advanced.

Archway Health Launches User Experience Enhancements to Carelink

We are proud to introduce design enhancements of our proprietary patient tracking tool, Archway Carelink, a software platform part of our bundled payment management suite. The updates and enhancements reflect specific client feedback and address elements specifically requested. We are committed to continuously improving our platform to make sure that our clients have the best tools and resources to succeed in bundled payments. The design updates were made in collaboration with a leading user experience firm, UXL.

With this redesign, we developed an interactive, comprehensive dashboard for patient monitoring. It includes a streamlined episode list and an episode record, which tracks patients throughout the care journey.

Archway Health Expands Commercial Bundles with New Analytics Team

As bundled payments continue to be a championed tool of value-based care, Archway Health has hired four senior team members to boost the organization’s analytical operations for Medicare, health plan and employer-based bundled payment programs. With this team, Archway will continue to be a leading partner helping health plans, employers and specialty healthcare providers design and manage bundled payment programs.

Archway Examines the Impact of Bundled Payments Ahead of Expected New CMS Programs

According to a survey conducted by Archway Health – a Boston-based firm specializing in managing bundled payments programs – participation in bundled payments has improved the quality of care, and anticipation and preparation for new programs remains high. The survey assessed the perceptions and efficacy of bundled payments ahead of the expected announcement of a new bundled payments program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Archway Health Seeking Director of Operations

Archway Health recently posted a job opening for Director of Operations at Archway Health, LLC in Watertown, MA. Who We Are: Archway Health is a dynamic startup founded with the mission of fixing health care through payment reform. Our team brings combined expertise in healthcare strategy, data analytics, software development, and a passion for improving healthcare. For more information go to http://archwayhealth.com/about-archway/

Press Release: Archway Health Hires Bongani Mngomezulu as VP of Analytics

Archway Health, a full service tech-enabled bundled payment company, today announced the addition of Bongani Mngomezulu as vice president of analytics, effective immediately. As an experienced healthcare software and economics professional, Mngomezulu will be responsible for utilizing data, analytics, and technology to design and build products and services that enable providers and payers to succeed within bundled payment contracts.

The 7th National Bundled Payment Summit

Archway Health will present at the 7th National Bundled Payment Summit. The summit will be held from June 26th to June 28th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Mike Fazio, Vice President of Client Services, and Dave Terry, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer are listed as featured faculty for the summit. From the summit website:

"The 2017 Bundled Payment Summit features keynote addresses from both policy makers and providers including national hospital and physician thought leaders with real-life implementation experience. Given the growth in complexity of bundles this year’s Summit will focus on deeper breakthrough strategies to implement bundled payment arrangements with private and public sector payers as well as self-funded employers."

Learn more about the 7th National Bundled Payment Summit here.

Dave Terry Presents at World Congress Inaugural Bundled Payments Summit

On Monday, May 1st, at 11:30 a.m., Archway Health Founder and CEO Dave Terry presented a session in the Inaugural Bundled Payments Summit at the 14th Annual Healthcare Congress. The conference, which took place April 30th through May 3rd, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C., is designed to connect and prepare leaders for healthcare's transformation. Dave's session was titled "Succeed in the New Trump/Price Era: Assess the Impact on Bundled Payments/APMs and Develop a Strategy Going Forward." The goal of this session was to help attendees:

  • Explore how bundled payments, ACOs and other CMMI programs will transition from Medicare to commercial plans, provider organizations, and Medicaid systems
  • Examine how tools and services developed for the ACA can be shifted to serve the commercial market
  • Identify key questions to consider when developing a value-based care strategy in the new environment
  • Take steps to get started in shaping the market to their advantage

Archway Health was also featured as an educational underwriter for the 14th Annual Healthcare Congress. Some of our resources were featured on the conference's website. Check out Archway Health resources here.

Learn more about the World Congress Inaugural Bundled Payments Summit here.

Archway Health Presents at CV Transforum

Archway Health recently presented at a CV Transforum pre-conference session titled "EPM (Bundled Payments) Boot Camp." Also speaking at the session were Anne Beekman, RN, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting; Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting; Tim Kennedy, Shareholder, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C; and Joel Sauer, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting.

The CV Transforum took place Tuesday, April 18th through Thursday, April 20th at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.

From the CV Transforum agenda:

On December 20, 2016, CMS published the final rule, Advancing Care through Episode Payment Models and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Model. CMS’ stated goals of this rule is to improve quality of care in the applicable episodes, while reducing episode spending through financial accountability.

This intensive, small group boot camp session will allow for depth of discussion and very detailed information sharing on everything you need to know about the final rule. We will provide expert clinical, financial and legal education so you can learn how to benefit from it whether in a chosen MSA or not. This essential boot camp will hit all of the important components of this new rule and the implications to AMI and CABG episodes. Our expert policy, legal and consulting panel will bring valuable insights around the complexities of the rule and discuss how to leverage it while improving the quality of care you provide.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Final Rule Summary
  • Review of the MedAxiom EPM Data
  • Clinical Needs Inside Bundles (pathways, standardization)
  • Infrastructure & Alignment Requirements (governance, leadership, physician comp)
  • Importance of Coding & Documentation
  • Legal Update (acceptable gain sharing arrangements)
  • Q&A

Whether you are in a chosen MSA or not, and regardless of what the new administration does, EPMs and value-based medicine is the inevitable future of health care. Stay ahead of the curve and be prepared for the future by participating in this essential bundled payment educational event.

Learn more about the Spring '17 CV Transforum: http://cvtransforum.com/

Archway Health at the 14th Annual Healthcare Congress

Archway Health Founder and CEO Dave Terry is scheduled to present a session in the Inaugural Bundled Payments Summit at the 14th Annual Healthcare Congress which will take place April 30th through May 3rd, 2017, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. The aim of the conference is to connect and prepare leaders for healthcare's transformation. On Monday, May 1st, at 11:30 a.m., Dave will present a session titled "Succeed in the New Trump/Price Era: Assess the Impact on Bundled Payments/APMs and Develop a Strategy Going Forward."

Archway Health Partners with athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ Program to Help Providers Succeed in Bundled Payments

Archway Health, a full service tech-enabled bundled payment company, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) program, making Archway Carelink and Archway Analytics part of the athenahealth® Marketplace. This newly integrated application offers athenahealth’s growing network of nearly 88,000 healthcare providers access to Archway Health's comprehensive platform of analytics, patient tracking tools, and advisory services. "Since our company’s inception, athenahealth has been a strong advocate of our approach to bundled payments as evidenced by our membership in the MDP Accelerator," said Dave Terry, Archway Health Co-Founder and CEO.