The 2016 Qualified Health Plan (QHP) open enrollment period is fast approaching – with a shopping window from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. What will your outreach strategy be? How will you handle changing market dynamics such as rate increases, new entrants, and the QRS reporting requirements?
Patient experience and outcomes measures make up a significant portion of the overall Medicare STAR rating score. Since patients are the best and/or only source of information for these outcomes and experience measures, this data is collected through the use of surveys, such as Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS).
We need to start rebranding the experience of getting a flu shot – particularly for adults. The data show that kids are increasingly getting vaccinated for the flu year over year but adults are just kind of ‘meh’. Data also shows that there has been a significant increase year-over-year in overall childhood immunization rates.