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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”.

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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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Greg Berger Co-Authors HealthAffairs Blog

In September, Greg Berger, along with co-author David Introcaso, wrote a HealthAffairs Blog entitled “MSSP Year Two: Medicare ACOs Show Muted Success”.

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Joan DaVanzo Presents to AAMC CMMI CORE Steering Committee

On September 15, Joan DaVanzo presented to AAMC CMMI CORE Steering Committee on Health Care Innovation Challenge Award Year 1 progress on payment model development for eConsult. Her presentation was entitled, “Developing the Sustainable Payment Model & Engaging Commercial Payers”.

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Dobson | DaVanzo’s Medicare DSH Payment Impact Analyses Published in the FY 2016 IPPS Final Rule

While providing technical assistance to CMS, Dobson | DaVanzo conducted analyses on the impact of Medicare DSH payments for FY 2016 Final Rule by hospital characteristic. Dobson | DaVanzo analyzed the Medicare Cost Report to determine the change in estimated DSH payments for eligible hospitals by hospital characteristic from FY 2015 to FY 2016.  Dobson | DaVanzo also analyzed and prepared responses to public comments related to Medicare DSH payments under Section 3133.

CMS References Dobson | DaVanzo’s Research in Proposing Payment for SRT in the FY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule NPRM

Dobson | DaVanzo conducted a RUC-like survey to determine the appropriate work and practice expense inputs for providing superficial radiation therapy (SRT). The analyses and model spreadsheets that re-engineered the Medicare payment with alternate input assumptions were shared with CMS and were used to inform CMS’ proposed payment rates included in the FY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule NPRM. Consistent with Dobson | DaVanzo’s analysis, CMS proposed to adjust the equipment inputs and is seeking further stakeholder comment on increasing physician work and other practice expense inputs.

Dobson | DaVanzo Developed BPCI Monthly Manager, in Concert with Dixon Hughes Goodman

In concert with Dixon Hughes Goodman Healthcare, produced “Bundled Payment Analytic Tools, BPCI Monthly Manager”, powered by Dobson | DaVanzo, which was released early this summer.