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Becoming a Medicare Advantage Plan of Choice for Providers

Effective, high-performing providers are the lifeblood of a successful healthcare network. When they’re not worried about things like paperwork and reimbursements, providers can focus on their patients and deliver quality care. On the flip side, providers who spend too much time behind a desk, dealing with administrative headaches rather than treating patients, struggle to do so. In the increasingly competitive

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Improving the Patient Experience Using NCQA Report Cards

NCQA, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, is very clear about its mission: “We work for better health care, better choices and better health.” One tool they use to improve care is the NCQA report card program. NCQA report cards evaluate clinicians, practices, and health plans on a simple five star grading system. Since NCQA issues report cards for health

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Solving the Top Provider Data Challenges in Network Development

Organizations of all sizes have struggled to solve the challenges of building healthcare provider networks, especially for Medicare Advantage, on schedule and on budget. Healthcare organizations have to analyze patient demographics and local geography, then make wise choices where to invest. They need to comply with complex regulatory requirements and demanding timelines.  But despite these geographic and regulatory challenges, provider

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10 Reasons Why Provider Network Development is Broken

The process of building a provider network is challenging. There is constant change in government regulations, a fast-paced competitive environment, and various information sources. Building a solid and profitable network requires the right strategy. The best network to build will depend on such things as your goals and member population, but network development strategy mistakes will prevent you from building

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Medicare Advantage is the Future of Medicare

Introduction Introduced in 1997 as Medicare+Choice, Medicare Advantage plans have three goals: Reduce costs Enhance quality of care Increase choice  And they have. Leveraging the power of the healthcare market, Medicare Advantage has reduced costs to its members by about 40% a year compared to fee-for-service beneficiaries.  Because it works, Medicare Advantage has grown consistently–and now its growth is accelerating.

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Keep your Medicare Advantage network build on track with these tips

As fall settles in, and you’re sitting at your (home office) desk with a pumpkin spice latte, chances are your organization is well into its Medicare Advantage provider network builds. Network builds are such large projects, with so many moving parts, that it can be difficult to truly understand how well a project is progressing. If you’re not able to

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Turning an Early “No” in a Medicare Advantage Network to Your Advantage

No one starts a Medicare Advantage (MA) network development project with the idea of pulling the plug before it’s approved by CMS. With the continued growth of Medicare Advantage, abandoning a build that’s in-progress could easily feel like a fruitless exercise. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Health Plans, and specifically their network development teams, can often learn

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Infusing Digital Innovation into Network Development to Boost Efficiency and Improve Experiences

View PDF version High-performing provider networks are at the core of a health plan’s success. Embracing digital innovation during the network development process will allow Medicare Advantage plans to secure the best possible partners in an extremely competitive environment. The Medicare Advantage (MA) marketplace has never been more vibrant. More Americans than ever are opting for the affordable coverage and

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Why a holistic approach to Medicare Advantage makes all the difference

The facts and figures behind the growth of Medicare Advantage (MA) are clear – Medicare Advantage patients pay 40% less out-of-pocket on healthcare compared to patients in traditional fee-for-service Medicare plans. Combine that with ancillary benefits like hearing aids, vision care, and dental care, it’s no surprise that patients find MA plans appealing. And that appeal is resulting in substantial

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Gaining an Edge in Contracting and Credentialing with Best Practices for Medicare Advantage Plans

The Medicare Advantage landscape offers attractive opportunities for health plans looking to enter the market or expand their presence into new territories. In order to succeed, plan sponsors will need to embrace innovative technologies and proactive strategies that help them stay  ahead of the competition.   Introduction   The Medicare Advantage (MA) market is one of the most dynamic and

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