Author Archive for Tamara Cull

Bundled Payment Revival: The Time Has Come to Engage

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

How can providers get started in value-based care? Get in the new BPCI-Advanced model announced last month by CMS. The largest financial returns are realized in the first years of a bundled payment program, like CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI). With an upcoming window to apply for the next BCPI-Advanced by March 12th,

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Three Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Improve Care Management

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

It’s fair to say that a primary goal of population health management is to move from illness treatment to illness prevention—and to improve health outcomes along the way. Getting there, however, is another story. Until recently, care management has been a largely retrospective endeavor. While care management tools have done a good job of collecting

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Successful Interventions, Positive Outcomes: Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants of Health

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

This article was co-written by Donald Casey Jr, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of Clinical Affairs for Medecision, and Tamara Cull, DHA, Vice President of Advisory Services for Medecision. Although it’s difficult to generalize the impact of social determinants of health, addressing them is fundamental to improving overall healthcare quality for member populations. According to the newly

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Winding down from Liberation 2017, gearing up for transformative year

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

As we wind down from a successful week at Liberation 2017, we want to thank you all for attending. From educational keynotes to networking to our interactive MedCAP sessions, there was an unprecedented level of energy. Your skin is clearly in the healthcare game. After reflecting on the week, a few things stand out to

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What’s your skin in the healthcare game?

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

We had an inspiring first day of Liberation 2017—what did you think of the sessions you attended and the population health pioneers you met? One key theme you probably noticed throughout the event is concept of getting your skin in the game. This is incredibly important, as healthcare is at a major tipping point in

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CMS Delays Bundled Payment Expansion. What does it mean for you?

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

Did you see the news? This week, CMS announced that it’s delaying expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. It’s also postponing the start of the new Episode Payment Model, which includes the Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Model, the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Model, the Surgical Hip and Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT)

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The early bird gets the bundled payment program worm

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

How can providers turn bundled payment program requirements into growth opportunities within value-based care? Get in early. The largest financial returns are realized in the first years of a bundled payment program, like CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI). With an upcoming window to apply for the next BCPI program by April 30th, now

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