The Bass-O-Matic and predictive analytics, hospital preparations for Medicare’s bundled-pay test, and more.

November 20, 2015

By:  Stacy State, Director of Marketing

We’re celebrating the end of this week with lots of ZirMed news!

Our Chief Data Scientist, Paul Bradley published his first guest blog post on CIO.com. In “How the Bass-O-Matic explains predictive analytics,” Paul compares Dan Aykroyd’s 1976 SNL skit about the Bass-O-Matic to the advances we’re seeing in the field of predictive analytics. The post reminds data scientists to not fear the rapid pace of technological change but instead to become masters of its development.

Also in the news this week, ZirMed was mentioned ICD-10 Monitor’s article “ICD-10 a Non-Event for Clearinghouses,” which discussed how preparation strategies and testing efforts went a long way to make ICD-10 a smooth transition for the industry.

For more on ICD-10, see the press release we sent out on Wednesday about ZirMed’s ICD-10 success and top post-transition tips for providersHIStalk covered the news in the publication’s “Announcements and Implementations” section, and HIMSS featured the release on their news page.

Also on Wednesday, Modern Healthcare posted an article on “How hospitals are prepping for Medicare’s mandatory bundled-pay test.” The piece outlines some of the challenges hospitals face with payment reform. The rule will affect hospitals in 67 geographic areas, including Los Angeles and New York City. CMS now expects to save $343 million throughout the five performance years of the model, up from previously projected savings of only $153 million.

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