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In many of our recent client situations we encounter a surprising lack of awareness and concern about the importance of care management and how it might directly impact the project we are working on. [...]
Introduction There is a lot of talk about the future of Obamacare. Many fear the exchanges are in a death spiral and, if left to current market forces, will eventually implode. Guaranteed issue laws [...]
This issue of Inspire is the first in a series of Inspire issues devoted to the 24-lever model. Introduction It is a story the health plan actuary knows all too well: The marketing and [...]
Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of providing actuarial support to health systems pursuing alternative payment models and value-based reimbursement arrangements. In some cases, the health system was approached by [...]
As more health plans utilize Accountable Care Organizations (i.e., ACOs) as part of their network operations, ACO performance assessment is becoming more important. Plans should thoroughly assess an ACO before they agree to contracting. [...]
I love a good challenge—particularly one that doesn’t have a clear path forward and seems daunting from the outset. Recently, a large health plan client presented us with just such a challenge: they had [...]