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Stop Managing Your Healthcare Data Like It's the 1990's 

Posted by Jeff Gasser on July 05, 2017

If I were going to design the worst possible health care analytics department in a health plan, TPA, or benefits consultancy, this is what I would do. First, I would go out and buy all the[...]

Pre-Existing Conditions and The Great Compromise

Posted by Jeff Gasser on May 17, 2017

There has been so much hysteria about potential changes to the healthcare law that I feel compelled to attempt a level-headed view of things and suggest an idea.  There are a lot of moving parts[...]

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[...]

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