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Al Dobson Presents at AdvaMed's Payment Policy Conference in Crystal City, Virginia

Al Dobson gave a presentation at AdvaMed's Payment Policy Conference, on the topic: Managing Healthcare Spending and Cost: From Fee-for-Service to ACOs & Beyond. To read his presentation, entitled, "Post-Acute Care Provider Dynamics in an Alternative Payment Model World", please click here.

Dobson | DaVanzo Releases Study Comparing Pediatric Dental Practices Across Medicaid Providers and States

The Benevis Foundation released a report prepared by Dobson | DaVanzo that compares the dental utilization and monthly Medicaid expenditures for patients who received care by a Kool Smiles provider – a national children’s dental provider – to non-Kool Smiles providers. Using government-provided data for seven states, the report compares the utilization and Medicaid expenditure trends for diagnosis, restorative, and extractions services for both types of providers who operate within the same geographic area. The study found that within and across states over time, Kool Smiles is a low-cost and conservative provider of dental service for Medicaid patients.

To access the Full Report, please click here. For Executive Summary, please click here. To access the Presentation, please click here.

Al Dobson Presents at 2016 NAACOS Spring Conference

Al Dobson recently gave a presentation on benchmarking comparison and performance analysis project results at the 2016 NAACOS Spring Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland. To read his presentation, entitled, "Data Warehouse and Analytic Activities", please click here.

Dobson | DaVanzo Provides Analytic Input to Recently Released MACPAC Report to Congress

MACPAC has just released their Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, in which Dobson | DaVanzo has provided technical data.

To read full report, please click here.

Al Dobson Gives Webinar Presenation to Kentucky Hospital Association

Al Dobson gave a webinar presentation for the Kentucky Hospital Association Post Acute Care Leaders Forum. The presentation, entitled, "KHA Post-Acute Care Leaders Forum: Post Acute Care Challenges in an Alternative Payment Model Environment", can be viewed here.

Al Dobson Presents at California Hospital Association Post-Acute Care Conference

Al Dobson presented at CHA's Center for Post-Acute Care Conference, in Redondo Beach, California. The topic discussion, "How New Payment Models are Driving Post-Acute Care Delivery", addressed how the delivery of care across the continuum is being transformed by new payment models. Dr. Dobson's presentation, entitled, "Post-Acute Care Provider Dynamics in an Alternative Payment Model World", explains how bundled payments, value-based purchasing, and site-neutral models are changing how post-acute care services will be delivered in the future. Please click here to read this presentation.

Dobson | DaVanzo Publishes Research in Military Medicine on the Cost-Effectiveness of Prosthetic Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

Research conducted by Dobson | DaVanzo was published in a recent special issue of Military Medicine. The goal of the study was to determine the extent to which Medicare patients who received selected prosthetic services had less health care utilization, lower Medicare payments, and/or fewer negative outcomes compared to matched patients not receiving these services. A retrospective cohort analysis using Medicare claims data (2007–2010) and propensity score matching techniques to found that patients who received lower extremity prostheses had comparable Medicare episode payments ($6,099 per-member-per-month for study group, $6,015 per-member-per-month for comparison group) and better outcomes than patients who did not receive prostheses. The article entitled, "Economic Value of Prosthetic Services Among Medicare Beneficiaries: A Claims-Based Retrospective Cohort Study" can be accessed here.

 

 

Al Dobson Presents at O&P Leadership Conference in Palm Beach, Florida

Al Dobson presented at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) O&P Leadership Conference in Palm Beach, Florida. The discussion topic was "CMS' Goal of Converting 50% of Medicare Payments to Value-Based vs. Fee-for-Service". Dr. Dobson's presentation was entitled "Hospital Challenges in an Alternative Payment Model Environment". Please click here to read presentation.

Al Dobson Presents at the AMSUS WARRIOR Symposium in San Antonio, TX

Al Dobson participated in a panel at the AMSUS WARfighters Receiving Innovative Orthopedic Rehabilitation (WARRIOR) Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The symposium is the only one of its kind to bring military healthcare professionals together as well as International Delegates, to address the need for rehabilitation of service members and civilians following amputations or severe extremity trauma. To read Dr. Dobson's presentation, entitled "The Economic Value of Orthotics and Prosthetics Care to the Medicare Program", please click here.

Al Dobson Presents to the Federation of American Hospitals Board of Governors

On October 13, Al Dobson gave a presentation to the Federation of American Hospitals Board of Governors, entitled, “Hospital Challenges in an Alternative Payment Model Environment”.

To read this presentation, please click here.

Audrey El-Gamil Gives Presentation to the AOPA National Assembly in San Antonio, TX

On October 10, Audrey El-Gamil gave a presentation to the AOPA National Assembly in San Antonio, Texas, entitled, “Projecting the Adequacy of Workforce Supply to Meet Patient Demand”.

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Al Dobson Presents at the NAACOS Fall 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C.

Al Dobson presented to the NAACOS Fall 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C. The presentation was entitled, “Data Warehouse and Preliminary Analytic Activities”.

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Al Dobson Gives Presentation to the AHA Post-Acute Care Steering Committee

In early October, Al Dobson gave a presentation to the AHA Post-Acute Care Steering Committee, entitled “Pressures on LTCH and IRF Utilization under Value-Based Purchasing”.

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Randall Haught and Al Dobson Presented at MedPAC

Randall Haught and Al Dobson presented an alternative post-acute care payment model to MedPAC staff on October 5, 2015.

Al Dobson Gives Presentation to the Allied Hospital Associations at the A2HA 2015 Fall Meeting

In September, Al Dobson gave a presentation entitled “Value-Based Purchasing: A More Efficient Health Care System Through ‘Creative Destruction’”, to the Allied Hospital Associations at the A2HA 2015 Fall Meeting in Baltimore.

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