Dobson|DaVanzo

The Importance of Medicaid DSH Payments

Friday, November 2, 2018 | by Steven Heath, MPA

Tags: Medicaid, DME, DSH

Medicaid DSH provider payments are an important public policy issue as we move through “repeal and replace.” Let me tell you why.

Modification to the Start of BPCI Advanced

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | by Randy Haught

Tags: BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payment

The BPCI Advanced program is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2018. Initially, hospital and physician group practice applicants were to make a decision by August 1, 2018 as to whether to participate in the program and to select clinical episode ...

Providers Evaluate Proposed Changes to Inpatient Rehab Payment System

Friday, July 6, 2018 | by Alex Hartzman

Tags: Health IT, IRF, Quality

Dobson | DaVanzo staff recently completed analyses to support provider comments to CMS on proposed changes to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System case-mix system. The proposed changes would primarily replace ...

Major Considerations of the BPCI Advanced Program

Monday, June 25, 2018 | by Randy Haught

Tags: BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payment

The BPCI Advanced data provided to applicants by CMS these past several weeks consists of target price workbooks, an episode-level summary data file, and Medicare claims data files by service type (hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, HHA, SNF, ...

BPCI Advanced Participation Deadline Fast Approaching

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | by Randy Haught

Tags: BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payment

CMS has recently released bundled payment information to acute care hospitals and physician group practices who applied for the program in March of this year, to enable them to decide whether to participate in the new BPCI Advanced program. The ...