“It proves what we’ve known all along — bundles are attractive and they work. Now it's time to drive improvement.” Our GM of BPCI Advanced, Keely Macmillan, spoke with Healthcare Dive about the released BPCI Advanced participant list from CMS. Read more here.
“We’re excited to help our participants and see others industrywide continue to drive improvement in the new program,” said our GM of BPCI Advanced, Keely Macmillan. She spoke with Healthcare Informatics about CMS releasing the BPCI Advanced participant list. Read more here.
“After seeing the success with BPCI Classic, we knew that BPCI Advanced would attract more providers this time; the list confirmed that.” Our GM of BPCI Advanced, Keely Macmillan spoke to Healthcare Finance News about CMS releasing the BPCI Advanced participant list of nearly 1,300 organizations. Read more here.
BPCI Advanced launched 10/1. Our General Manger of BPCI Advanced, Keely Eng Macmillan, talked to Hospital Peer Review about the new option to drop out of the program in March and how providers can prepare themselves to make an educated decision. Read more here.
"We've got a great team here at Archway, there are about 30 people now. Many of us have been in healthcare for a long time and have been committed to finding a better model, a better mousetrap. I think what's getting us closer is much better access to data, much better information and the ability to fold that into these different types of reimbursement models."
Hear David Terry discuss his journey and what Archway is doing to advance payment reform here.
The key to success in BPCI and BPCI Advanced with orthopedic specialists is incentive, not standardization, says Stephen Barry Murphy, MD. Receiving and understanding historical data is what drives providers to improve, says David Terry.
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The CMS is giving providers more time to opt into a new federal bundle pay initiative after clinicians and hospitals complained they didn't have the claims data necessary to determine if they wanted to participate. "It gives a little bit a breathing room for a provider already looking data and thinking about how to be successful in the program," said Keely Macmillan, General Manager of BPCI Advanced.
In preparation for the October 1 launch of the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced model from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Archway Health has hired three additional team members to deliver one-on-one advisory support to healthcare organizations and providers preparing to launch their bundled payment programs. Archway is a preferred partner to specialists, hospitals, conveners and other healthcare associations and organizations participating in all of CMS’s bundled payment programs, including those who have applied to BPCI Advanced.
Our CEO, David Terry, wrote an article for HFMA that highlights the key takeaways from the feedback CMMI recently published on the innovation agency’s “new direction” and explains what those comments indicate about value-based care's place in the industry.
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Our CEO, David Terry, discusses the opportunities and challenges in fixing healthcare's broken payment model in his recent Executive Profile with the Boston Business Journal.
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Key to making changes to cancer treatment is provider engagement, says Mah-Jabeen Soobader, PhD, chief analytics officer at Archway Health, which consults with providers, payers, and employers on value-based care programs.
She recommends tapping into physicians’ competitive nature and being transparent about the data associated with their performance when compared to other oncologists in their group or department. “Most times, they self-correct after looking at the data.”
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Nursing homes are questioning if a proposed CMS pay model could pay them less for services provided to Medicare patients. Keely Macmillan, our general manager, spoke with Modern Healthcare about potential positives of the new system.
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Our General Manager of BPCI Advanced, Keely Macmillan, lets providers know how they can use their data to prepare for success in BPCI Advanced. CMS is expected to release the data before the end of May. Read the full article here.
On March 12th, 2018, CMS closed the 60 day enrollment period to apply for their voluntary BPCI-Advanced program. In a recent article by Cath Lab Digest provided by Terumo Business Edge, Archway Health's GM of BPCI-Advanced, Keely Macmillan, and MedAxiom Consulting's Vice President, Anne Beekman, discuss the opportunities in cardiology in BPCI Advanced. They talk about the two new outpatient cardiac procedures added to the program: percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and cardiac defibrillators. "If the goal for CMS and BPCI Advanced is to differentiate this new program by its encouragement of cost savings, quality, and coordination of care, the natural question may be, how much separation is there between cost and quality today? The data around this question might surprise you. Archway Health is an experienced BPCI convener; their analysis of Medicare fee-for-service claims reveals an average wage-adjusted cost for an outpatient PCI 90-day bundle of $15,900. If you are thinking that this cost must be located almost entirely in procedure costs, think again. Of the $15,900 spent during the outpatient PCI 90-day bundle, 30%, or $4,800, represents cost that occurred after the anchor PCI procedure." >> READ ON
Our CEO, David Terry, sat down with David Intracaso at the Healthcare Policy Podcast to discuss the effectiveness of bundled payments, Archway's latest research, and how CMS has improved bundled payment programs with BPCI Advanced