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Purpose – The Catalyst for Hope

In the last blog I discussed hope and its necessity in one’s psyche to overcome anxiety, stress, depression and despair. I spoke of prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict and their need to accomplish a daily task allowing their hope for…

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  1. Pre-Emptive and Analytics-Based Early Action Can Delay Kidney Dialysis, Reduce Plan Costs and Improve Quality of Life

    Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM – Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health & Joy McGee-Cory – Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has published a short…

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  2. What more do employer groups expect from their health plan or TPA?

    In this busy selling season for TPAs and health plans, we wanted to share an updated eBook that outlines some of what the Advanced Plan for Health is hearing from our TPA, health plan and employer clients related to what employers are…

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  3. Combatting the Crisis in Drug-Resistant Infections and Treatment

    Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM – Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health A lot has happened since Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered Penicillin in 1928 after a chance exposure of staphylococcus to penicillin mold.  For his discovery, he won the Nobel Prize after penicillin…

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  4. Feature Engineering in Healthcare Analytics

    Jason Rudy, Data Scientist / Programmer and Matt Lewis, Programmer / Product Manager In a previous blog post, we walked through the process of building a predictive model using healthcare data. One of the things we touched on briefly there, was how important…

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  5. An APH Primer on Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning

    Jason Rudy, Data Scientist / Programmer and Matt Lewis, Programmer / Product Manager Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is something most Americans have heard a lot about in recent years, and for good reason – advances in technology have made AI-powered…

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  6. Taking the final mile with Population Health data findings – Nurse Navigation is one avenue

    More and more frequently, our current and prospective employer group clients will ask us what we see as the most effective avenues to support employees and members who have been identified through analytics for outreach and support. How do they “take the…

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  7. The Stars Impact of the CY2019 CMS Final Call Letter

    Guest blog contributor: Rex Wallace – Principal, Rex Wallace Consulting, LLC   On April 2nd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and…

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  8. New Diabetic Guidelines Aim to Improve Diabetic Care but Differ, Causing Confusion

    Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM – Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health  All entities managing health plans – self-insured employers, health plans, brokers and more – need to take note of the impact of diabetes on the health of their members…

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  9. The Growing Need for Better Access to Behavioral Health Support

    Mental and substance abuse disorders and their downstream impacts are becoming a growing concern for employers – with costs to employers estimated at $225.8 billion each year. Notably, the financial impact goes beyond absenteeism to include presenteeism as well. Presenteeism, or individuals…

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Constructing a Healthier Company

Barriere Construction is a family owned asphalt construction company in Metairie, Louisiana. The client desired to proactively initiate programs to improve the health of the workforce, and their dependents, to better control the burden of providing health benefits. Read More

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