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Healthcare Reform - Age Tax on Healthcare Premiums?

Posted by Jeff Gasser on March 09, 2017

I was listening to the news on the radio and heard a commercial from the AARP about proposed repeal and replace changes in the American Health Care Act that will allow health insurers to charge[...]

Population Health Analytics.....Right Time, Right Solution

Posted by Tim Huke on January 26, 2017

I’ve spent my entire professional career in healthcare - 24 years and counting. The vast majority of that time was spent in the cost containment segment, in particular PPO network management[...]

Funding Healthcare Reform.....There Is No Tooth Fairy

Posted by Jeff Gasser on January 19, 2017

I can still remember being little, losing a tooth and being amazed that a quarter (showing my age) found its' way under my pillow by the time I woke up. Of course, it is only something we believe[...]

Solving the Math Problem of Pre-Existing Conditions and the ACA

Posted by Jeff Gasser on January 10, 2017

What is the price of offering insurance to folks with pre-existing conditions on the health exchanges and how do we solve the problem without putting in the mandatory insurance requirements under[...]

Medicare Reference Pricing - A Prescription to Fix the ACA

Posted by Jeff Gasser on November 01, 2016

Due to our presence in the Population Health Analytics space, I often get asked about what we should do about the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") and the declining choices at greatly escalating rates.[...]

Deerwalk & ClearHealth - Like Surf & Turf for Medicare Reference Pricing

Posted by Maris Mejia on October 27, 2016

Reference Based Pricing Lately, all eyes are on Reference Based Pricing (RBP). In fact, it was standing room only at the Reference Based Reimbursement (RBR) discussion panel last month in Austin[...]

A Single Source of Truth in Population Health Analytics

Posted by Scott MacEwen on September 22, 2016

No, I am not talking about the Dalai Lama. I am talking about having a Population Health Analytics strategy that incorporates a Single Source of Truth (SSOT).  In the past this strategy was often[...]

Finally....Medicare Reference Pricing embedded in my Population Health Analytics application!

Posted by Tim Huke on August 04, 2016

The more time I spent in the field this past spring, the more I heard from both existing and potential clients about the need to analyze plan allowed amounts against Medicare pricing[...]

What is a Population Health Analytics Rules Engine and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Jeff Gasser on July 26, 2016

It seems like the more I look at websites in the healthcare IT space, the more confused I get. I don't know how many times I have read a website and come away thinking "Okay. Sounds impressive,[...]

A Finer Grain: Deerwalk's Approach to Utilization in Population Health Analytics

Posted by Ed Hausman on June 16, 2016

Traditional population health analytics vendors calculate utilization through the use of ‘summary tables’. This approach aggregates information from medical claims about a visit, service or[...]

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