SNF VBP Incentives tool released in DataLab

A SNF VBP Incentives Tool has been released in DataLab. The tool focuses on incentives assessed by CMS as part of the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) programs. Medicare assessed skilled nursing facility 30-day hospital readmission rates for a baseline period (CY 2015) and a performance period (CY 2017). SNFs with good performance receive an increase in payments, while SNFs with poor … Continue reading

Improving Access to Care: Using Data to Understand the Relationships Between Hospitals and Hospices

All data used in this article was extracted from HealthPivots DataLab and is based on Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims released annually by CMS. In compliance with a DUA on file with CMS, patient counts less than 11 are not reported. There is wide variability in timely access to hospice care after a hospitalization. Nationally in 2016, 17% of Medicare enrollees who … Continue reading

Third Quarter CMS Data Available

Third Quarter data has been rolled out to a selection of essential tools.  Quarter Trend tools and Skilled Nursing Tools have been updated with the most recent CMS data release.

New Physician Tools Available

Six new physician tools are now available in the Toolkit. These tools include data on patient flow, home care and hospice use, patient metrics including DRG, and information about visit types and claims.