Dobson | DaVanzo Can Help Assess Performance and Areas for Potential Savings Under the New Radiation Oncology Bundled Payment Model

Friday, October 30, 2020 | by Randy Haught

Tags: Bundled Payment, Radiation Oncology

On September 18, 2020, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Radiation Oncology Bundled Payment Model and delayed implementation to July 2021. Through our access to Medicare claims data, Dobson | DaVanzo will be developing national and regional benchmarks to help providers assess their current performance and identify areas for potential savings under the new bundled payment model. We can help providers make use of their own CMS provided data by constructing episodes of care and dissecting their historical Medicare payments for various components of radiation therapy episodes as well as the utilization and costs of different treatment modalities.

COVID-19 Modeling Update: May 15, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 | by Alex Hartzman, Al Dobson, Joan DaVanzo

Tags: COVID-19

Federal guidance has shifted to reopening and states are just beginning to lift restrictions. With no vaccine in the foreseeable future and testing still inadequate (both for active disease and presence of antibodies), many models indicate that the U.S. is poised for major resurgences in infections in the coming months.

COVID-19 Modeling Update: Dobson | DaVanzo Modeling Corner

Friday, April 24, 2020 | by Alex Hartzman

Tags: COVID-19, Hospital Finance, Hospitals, modelling

Alex Hartzman dicusses the changing nature of the COVID-19 forecast models. What does it all mean?

Dobson | DaVanzo Provides Analytical Support for COVID-19 Planning and Response Activities

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | by Alex Hartzman

Tags: COVID-19

Dobson | DaVanzo works with clients to find the best possible data in their state, examine the differential spread of COVID-19 by county, and include information about health system capacity to build an actionable model that helps planning and response activities. We are also working to extend our modeling to post-acute care and other services as it relates to the risk of providers, their patients and the recovery of those infected by COVID-19. Send us an email at if you would like to discuss how we can assist in the modeling for your medical demand or surge planning over the immediate or longer-term future.