Category: Thought Leadership

Leveraging Social Determinants of Health Data for Value-Based Care Success

January 26, 2018 | By

To achieve quality health outcomes, organizations must deliver excellent patient care. However, patients may suffer poor outcomes – even if they have access to the best care in the world (…)


Why Data on Social Determinants of Health is Growing in Importance

January 15, 2018 | By

According to the Centers for Disease Control, social determinants of health have a profound impact on health outcomes – much more, in fact, than the actual delivery of healthcare services. (…)


3 Reasons Why Collaboration is the Right Approach to Medicare Advantage

January 15, 2018 | By

Over the next few years, health systems will need to decide when and how to make the move to value-based care reimbursement models. Value-based care programs, such as many Medicare (…)


Highly Rated Medicare Advantage Plans Attract More Seniors

December 12, 2017 | By

Medicare Advantage continues to be a popular choice for seniors, with enrollment outpacing overall Medicare growth. Moreover, seniors are gravitating toward higher quality plans, as seen in this infographic depicting (…)


Reach for the Stars

November 29, 2017 | By

CMS recently released the 2018 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage plans across the country. CMS created the Star Rating System to reward clinical quality, member satisfaction and service, as well (…)


Using Personal Financial Data to Improve Healthcare

November 28, 2017 | By

Using such data as a source of social determinants of health information can boost the accuracy of population risk predictions. It’s no surprise when your mailbox is full of credit (…)


Your Star Ratings Just Came Out…Now What?

October 26, 2017 | By

By Martha Butler, Senior Vice President, Health Plan Operations Autumn is in full swing—the leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere…and CMS just released the 2018 Star Ratings (…)


Need to drive MA plan membership? Don’t ignore your Marketing and Sales strategy

September 13, 2017 | By

By Ben Kline, Business Development and Joel Andersen, Vice President, Marketing After considerable due diligence, your organization has decided to launch a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. You evaluated the market and current (…)


Thinking about joining a provider collaborative? Not so fast…

September 8, 2017 | By

By Mitu Ramgopal, Business Development As health systems define their future state vision and how they will achieve the transition to value-based care, one approach that has emerged is to join (…)


White Paper: 40 Years in the Payment Reform Wilderness: DRGs to Nirvana

June 14, 2017 | By

In a perfect world, a well-functioning healthcare delivery system should provide the right care at the right time in the right place, while being accountable for clinical and financial outcomes. (…)


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