An estimated 40,000 women die each year from breast cancer and another 4,000 from cervical cancer according to the CDC. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and it is the fifth leading cause of death for women over 50 years of age.
New controversies abound in America, but one that has persisted over time, even after being scientifically debunked over and over again, is the vaccine controversy. This post shows how behavioral economic concepts and decision theory play a role in what’s often referred to as “vaccine-hesitancy.”
As a health plan, the New Year brings additional excitement: new members, calls to member services, managing requests for a new PCP, etc. And this year, for Medicare Advantage plans, a change to the disenrollment period, allowing members to make plan changes through March 31, 2019. This year, more than ever, plans need to “wow” their members, identify issues quickly, and make rapid adjustments. Not to mention improve Star Ratings, quality outcomes, and reduce cost while improving member, provider, and staff experiences.
In a recent article published by First Report Managed Care, Jennifer Forster, director of Medicaid Strategy at HMS Eliza shares her insight in regards to improving outcomes by providing nonmedical benefits that have previously been posing as barriers to their overall health.
Have you ever thought about “pre-boarding” your members? Why not reach out early to engage members before their effective date, especially if it means you can identify transition of care needs.
Patient experience and outcomes measures make up a significant portion of the overall Medicare Star rating score based on HOS and CAHPS survey results.
Here are some quickly-deployable Eliza health plan member engagement solutions that can reduce costs and improve outcomes and the member experience.
When done right, an effective welcome and onboarding strategy will have a positive effect on member retention. Read these five how-to tips.
Dr. Bob Nease is an Eliza Engage Blog guest writer, keynote speaker at Outcomes2017, chief scientist emeritus at ESI and author of “The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results”
Our latest blog on 'Cultural Intelligence' and its impact on engagement includes access to an Eliza case study recently published by POPULATION HEALTH NEWS on 'Overcoming cultural barriers in a Hispanic Medicaid population'.