HEALTH PLANS BLOG
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines “quality of care” as “doing the right thing for the right patient, at the right time, in the right way to achieve the best possible results.”
The rate of baby boomers aging into Medicare isn’t slowing down anytime soon, but with Medicare enrollment at an all-time high in the U.S., most health plans still struggle to capture new beneficiaries and retain existing members. So how do health plans effectively market to this population while decreasing cost per acquisition and increasing member retention?
Too many well intentioned wellness programs - including those run by state Medicare and Medicaid programs - fall short of their capabilities and goals. What does it take to create a wellness program that actually works?
Healthcare Education Associates 7th Annual HEDIS & Quality Improvement Summit is rapidly approaching. Taking place on October 16-17 in Miami, this year’s event will again provide the latest updates and advances regarding Healthcare Effectiveness Data & Information Set (HEDIS) and other measures of quality improvement. Healthcare professionals from a variety of fields, including data management, Medicare, health management, and more will be under one roof to learn, connect, and innovate.
In 2014, the Medicare population was estimated to be 55.5 million individuals. By 2030, this population is expected to exceed 69 million; in 2050, the population is estimated to grow by almost 50% to 82 million individuals. It comes as no surprise that Medicare Managed Care enrollment is at all time high of 34%, and, with an estimated 10,000 baby boomers aging into Medicare daily, enrollment for Medicare will continue to rise.
Motivating patient behavior is a complex task. In a world of competing priorities, preventive health screenings and provider visits are often lost in the shuffle of daily responsibilities. Despite the best efforts of the healthcare industry, the perception of preventive care still lacks the sense of urgency associated with sick care in the minds of many patients.
Member awareness is a critical component of any health plan’s overarching strategy. In an effort to engage prospective customers, improve retention levels and increase satisfaction for current members, health plans place a large focus on boosting visibility and delivering content that is both relevant and intriguing.
Every year around the month of September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launches a new flu vaccination campaign to disperse the latest recommendations, research and data throughout various channels across the country.
Pursuant Health, a leader in consumer health engagement and data collection, announced today it has completed a $12.8 million Series A1 round of financing.
Atlanta, Georgia — October 5, 2016 — Pursuant Health announced today a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (Association) to connect individuals with the Association’s Diabetes Risk Test via Pursuant Health’s in-store, national health kiosk network.
Pursuant Health is excited to announce that the Company will be working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) at the University of Texas System for the launch of Project Diabetes Obesity Control (DOC) in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Indianapolis – New members of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Care Connect plans in Indiana will soon be able to take a health survey at a Pursuant Health kiosk at any Wal-Mart store in the state, earn a $10 reward and share information that could help them enroll in important health management programs to improve their health.
The Pursuant Health team has been working hard to improve our kiosk to give our users the best experience possible. We’re excited to share some positive changes to our kiosk that make checking in with your health faster, easier and more enjoyable.
We’ll start by stating the obvious: you can’t change your age. You can’t reverse the clocks to change the date on your driver’s license, but what if we told you that you can make yourself physically younger by practicing good health habits? If you eat well, exercise regularly, prioritize sleep and stress less, you may have the health of someone much younger. This is what we call a Health Age.
In the past few months, our company has undergone a vast amount of changes. We changed our name, partnered with the Cleveland Clinic, expanded our focus to employee wellness and gave our user interface a major overhaul. With all of these transitions taking place, we couldn’t think of a better time to start a blog to document the exciting things coming up for Pursuant Health.