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COVID-19 Highlights Data Science’s Role in Care for Members with Chronic Conditions

In Care Management, Covid-19, Data Science by Marketing

Data Collection and Analysis Critical in Optimizing Telemedicine A recent article in the American Journal of Managed Care makes the case that COVID-19 provides a strong impetus for expanding the use of clinical registries and virtual care delivery to health plan members with chronic diseases. The physician authors outlined a paradigm that incorporates “real-time clinical registries…a range of synchronous and …

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Members Affected by SDoH Factors Revealed Sooner Using Data Science

In Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19, Thought Leadership by Marketing

Care Managers Streamline Risk Stratification & Prioritization As we noted in our former blog post on ways health plans are using data science to proactively identify high-risk diabetics in the COVID-19 fight, members subject to SDoH factors are similarly difficult to identify and prioritize in real-time.   Inspecting COVID-19’s Impact on Members Affected by Social Determinants of Health Factors  While social …

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How COVID-19 Data Science Models Can Be Used to Reduce Care Costs for High-Risk Diabetics

In Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19, Thought Leadership by Marketing

Studies continue to confirm that diabetes is a serious risk factor among patients contracting COVID-19, contributing significantly to mortality and length of hospital stays. Because glucose levels begin to rise with the onset of symptoms and continue to elevate during infection, early COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment is critical to managing insulin protocols. As discussed in our last post, the virus’s …

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Why CMS and NCQA Relaxed 2020 HEDIS® Reporting Requirements and Implications for 2021

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NCQA’s and CMS’s relaxation of quality reporting and HEDIS® compliance requirements offers some welcome news in the ongoing battle against COVID-19. Both NCQA and CMS cited a number of factors in suspending data collection and reporting requirements. The primary concerns include the difficulty and risks involved in retrieving healthcare records in light of travel restrictions and additional exposure to the …

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How to Help Your Care Management Keep Pace with COVID-19 Outbreaks

In Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19 by Marketing

Over the last few weeks, political campaign rallies, social justice protests, holiday celebrations, and economic reopenings have brought more people into closer proximity than at any time since social distancing measures took effect in March. Coupled with perhaps less diligent adherence to hand washing and facemask wearing, the result was predictable: a second wave of COVID-19 cases has erupted. The …