CMS must consider pandemic’s broader impact before toying with PDPM rates: analysis
Jun 16, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s broad impact on the skilled nursing patient population and the resulting effect it had on Medicare payments for SNF...
‘Cash crunch’ ahead: Volume of hospital discharges to SNFs unlikely to rebound ‘any time soon,’...
Oct 08, 2020
The volume of hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities is not likely to return to anything like pre-pandemic levels in the near future, said Fred Bentley, managing director of Avalere, a healthcare...
More empty beds: Medicare patients further weaken demand for skilled nursing
Mar 16, 2018
Medicare beneficiaries are spending fewer per-capita days in skilled nursing facilities since 2009, according to a new analysis released Thursday.
Inovalon to buy Avalere Health
Aug 25, 2015
Data analytics company Inovalon will buy Avalere Health Inc., a healthcare consulting firm, for $140 million.
McGee hired at Avalere Health
Apr 28, 2015
Nancy McGee has been named the executive vice president at the Avalere Health life sciences business unit.
Capitalizing on site neutral payments in BPCI
Elana Stair and Colin Yee
Jan 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program is well underway with hundreds of providers already in the risk-bearing phase and thousands more in the midst of...
Tackling risk with bundled payments in Jan. 29 webinar
Jan 07, 2015
Hear from Avalere experts on navigating BPCI milestones in 2015.
How bundled payments impacts SNFs
Brian Fuller and Elana Stair
Oct 31, 2014
Participation in CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program is staggering, enhancing the strategic importance of bundled payment activity in your market to your overall strategy and market...
More programs drop out of Pioneer ACO pilot
Sep 29, 2014
The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program is now down to 19 programs, out of an original 32, worrying those who have pushed for skilled nursing facilities to embrace the concept.
Episode-based payment the focus of Sept. 23 McKnight’s webinar
James M. Berklan
Aug 28, 2014
As value-based payment and delivery models take hold in Medicare, providers must shift their focus from managing stays to managing episodes of care. Experts from Avalere Health leading a McKnight’s...