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Blog Post August 13, 2018
Paying Your Tuition: Failure is the Tuition of Success
One of the most important life lessons my father taught me was that I would only succeed when I stopped fearing failure. Quite simply failure is the tuitio…
Blog Post August 02, 2018
You Can’t Lower Healthcare Costs or Improve Outcomes in a Siloed System
Everyone wants better outcomes and lower costs. It sounds good when people in the industry talk about achieving those ends, but the Triple Aim has been a goal …
Blog Post July 12, 2018
Social Determinants of Health - What are Payers Doing?
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) was a bleeding-edge concept 20 years ago but today, healthcare payers and providers are starting to incorporate SDOH facto…
Blog Post June 27, 2018
Key Takeaways from AHIP Institute 2018
Hundreds of health plan executives, sponsors and others assembled June 20 - 22 in in San Diego, CA to discuss and share with each other a wide variety of …
Blog Post June 05, 2018
Why Agility Matters in the Age of Digital Health
When it comes to agility and speed, a successful health plan must have it all to please its stakeholders. Gone are the days of the traditional, slow, steady in…
Blog Post May 25, 2018
Achieving Speed to Market
“The healthcare environment changes dramatically and very quickly,” according to Dave Mika, Director of Enterprise Core Systems Operations for non-profit insur…
Blog Post April 18, 2018
HealthEdge Keeps a Pulse on the Market
To understand the priorities of leading health plans, HealthEdge Software, Inc., in partnership with Survata, an independent research firm, interviewed 73 heal…
Blog Post April 16, 2018
Three Takeaways from the Medicare Advantage Leadership Innovations Conference
150 health plan executives, industry experts and vendors gathered in Phoenix, Arizona over two days April 10 and 11th to share experiences and ideas for succes…
Blog Post April 02, 2018
How 3 Health Plans Took Unique Approaches to Lowering Administration Costs
Administration costs attributable to outdated technology and manual processes result in one of the biggest sunken costs in healthcare. For example, in 2016 the…
Blog Post March 15, 2018
Value-Based Reimbursements: A Progress Report
The U.S. healthcare system continues its transformation from a fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement (VBR) model, and the majority of states are now buy…
Blog Post March 01, 2018
Driving Transformation in the Health Insurance Industry
Today, more than ever, health plans are under continued pressure to stay competitive in the face of constantly changing market dynamics. In fact, according …
Blog Post August 08, 2017
Insights with Andy Slavitt
In a recent interview with HealthEdge, Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Obama administr…