The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources.

ICE-T Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool

Interpretation, Methods, & Glossary

The Interpretation, Methods, and Glossary pages provide context for the ICE-T. The Interpretation provides a detailed introduction to bundled payment models for those who want to learn more about this alternative payment system. It also includes an explanation of the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model from CMS and a framework for understanding common bundling payment models. The Glossary provides a lexicon of terms used in the ICE-T.

 

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By clicking the “Interpretation” link in the navigation bar, you can learn more about bundled payment systems and how to use the ICE-T to make a bundle. Topics include a background on bundled payments and bundled payments models, frameworks for radiology practices, risk mitigation, and case studies using the ICE-T. The Interpretation section also includes an explanation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment model from CMS.

 

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By clicking the “Methods” link in the navigation bar, you can find information on how the ICE-T was built, including a description of the data, the definition of an episode of care in ICE-T, the calculation of costs, and limitations to the data and interpretation.

 

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By clicking the “Glossary” link in the navigation bar, users can view the glossary of all terms used in the ICE-T, including definitions for the statistical concepts referenced in the Interpretation.

 

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