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October 09 2018 By: Jennifer Cizek

CJR: Program Mechanics and Lessons Learned

We talk a lot about how to be successful in bundled payment models on this blog. But in the coming weeks, we’re going back to basics. We’ll be talking about the mechanics of bundled payments, the theories behind them, and the challenges and opportunities they present to organizations engaging in the shift to value. This …

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September 28 2018 By: Jennifer Cizek

The Mechanics of Episodes of Care

We talk a lot about how to be successful in bundled payment models on this blog. But in the coming weeks, we’re going back to basics. We’ll be talking about the mechanics of bundled payments, the theories behind them, and the challenges and opportunities they present to organizations engaging in the shift to value. In …

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September 19 2018

Employee Spotlight: Ford Kerr

1. What is your position at Clarify and what do you do? I’m a Director of Clinical Transformation and Implementation in our NYC office. In addition to running customer implementation, our team serves as the voice of the customer back to our development team to ensure our products evolve in ways that maintain differentiated value. …

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September 14 2018 By: Adam Travis, MD

CMS leaves BPCI Advanced participants wanting more data

CMS’ recent announcement regarding the contents of the monthly claims data that will be provided to BPCI Advanced (BPCI-A) participants indicates that this data will be limited for providers hoping to gain a full understanding of the drivers of episode claims costs and get direction for how to improve performance in the program. Since BPCI-A …

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August 23 2018

Employee Spotlight: Sepehr Sadighpour

1. What is your position at Clarify and what do you do? As a data engineer, I help ensure our clients have the most appropriate machine learning models for making sound decisions from their data. 2. What excites you most about Clarify? It’s a genuinely fun team that is dedicated to bringing better tools and …

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August 16 2018 By: Jennifer Cizek

The Four Things You Can’t Take Risk Without

Value-based payment models like BPCI Advanced, CJR, and commercial bundles are driving an estimated $2 trillion shift in risk from payers onto providers. More than $300 billion in healthcare spend is avoidable, due to waste and inefficiency that stems from unwarranted variation in care. A root cause of this variation is non-personalized care delivery compounded …

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August 09 2018 By: Benjamin Swails

Beyond episode selections – where to focus now

You made it through episode selections for BPCI Advanced. Now it’s time to decide whether or not to stay in a particular episode before the March 2019 deadline. Even partnered with a convener, many providers will struggle to project their future performance to determine whether to stay in a particular episode beyond the March withdrawal …

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August 01 2018 By: Jennifer Cizek

Sneak peek: BPCI Advanced Insights eBook

Clarify’s team of bundle experts has been working around the clock to help our customers understand the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program, select the right episodes, and gear up for success moving forward. We’ve pulled together a report of program insights and examples of the analyses BPCI-A participants will need to improve care …

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July 31 2018 By: Benjamin Swails

BPCI Advanced – 9 days to episode selections

Have you decided how your organization will approach CMS’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) Program? The deadline for episode selection is next Wednesday, August 8th and the pressure is on take advantage of the digital resources available to help you finalize your strategy for clinical and financial success. The recently announced “Opt-Out” option …

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July 19 2018

Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Wels

1. What is your position at Clarify and what do you do? I am a Product Manager here at Clarify – working at the intersection of multiple teams and bringing new software products and features to life. 2. What excites you most about Clarify? The overarching passion for improving healthcare with technology and data. Healthcare …

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