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Blog Post November 23, 2020
Health Plans Bring Innovation to The Forefront In Strategic Planning
With the rise of telehealth and virtual care, innovative ideas are getting a big push forward in 2020.  I recently moderated a webinar with HealthEdge …
Blog Post November 19, 2020
Provider Satisfaction: A Consistent Pain Point for Health Plans
Just about every health plan that I have talked to in my career is currently experiencing, or has had experienced, problems keeping their provider population a…
Blog Post November 17, 2020
As Medicare Advantage Grows in Popularity, Health Plans Must Meet Market Demands
According to Medpac, the country's baby-boom generation (born between mid-1946 and 1964) began aging into Medicare in 2011 at a rate of about 10,000 peopl…
Blog Post November 12, 2020
IT Leaders Agree: For Successful Investments, Align Tech and Business Goals
Technology, especially next-generation technology, plays a massive role in allowing health plans to embrace change, innovate, and remain competitive. However, …
Blog Post November 09, 2020
Improving Provider Relations
Many factors can impact the claims payment process. With so many legacy solutions still present in the market, there is significant opportunity for inefficient…
Blog Post November 04, 2020
Health Plans See Positive Results With Value-Based Care Reimbursement
Value-based reimbursements have been much debated since both houses of Congress overwhelmingly passed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Progr…
Blog Post November 02, 2020
The Importance of Patience and Understanding in the Payer Industry
Regional non-profits and health plans wholly owned by hospital systems may be facing challenges in the market today, especially considering COVID-19. Analytics…
Blog Post October 30, 2020
Transparency in Coverage Final Rule and Other Regulatory Highlights Health Plans Need To Know
Transparency in Coverage Final Rule On October 29th, the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule was released and will be published in the Federal Register. We …
Blog Post October 28, 2020
Never Load In A Fee Schedule Again
For claims and pricing teams, managing fee schedules can be a massive headache. With Medicare undergoing major quarterly updates as well as policy adjustme…
Blog Post October 26, 2020
The Opportunity In Interoperability
I know regulations can seem overwhelming, but if you look beyond checking the boxes to ensure compliance, there is so much opportunity. I always try to remind …
Blog Post October 21, 2020
For CFOs, Knowledge Is Power
Health plans face financial decisions every day that impact their bottom line. What terms will make a new provider contract more beneficial? How should a new p…
Blog Post October 20, 2020
CIOs Must Understand The Business They Support
The alignment of business and technology, especially in this industry, is becoming increasingly important. To be successful, technology leaders must understand…