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Subject matter experts on controlling the administrative costs of healthcare while improving health outcomes.

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Transitioning to Value-Based Payment: Five Best Practices for Success

Value-based Payment (VBP) seeks to tie healthcare payment compensation to measurable improvements in the quality of care in an effort to achieve the Triple Aim: an improved care experience, and better health, at an affordable price. Here, DST Health Solutions’ Adele Allison discusses VBP, explaining what it is, what it means for health plans, why it is a good thing, and most importantly what plans can do to build a transition strategy.

15 MIN2018 SEP 18
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Transitioning to Value-Based Payment: Five Best Practices for Success

Does Your Strategy for Quality Outcomes Maximize Potential of MTM CMR?

CMS added the MTM CMR completion rate measure to Star Ratings for Medicare plans in 2016. Since then, plans have struggled to reach the cut point to achieve 5 stars. Further changes to the measure create new challenges, but they may also open new doors. By transitioning the MTM CMR measure from process-based to outcomes-based, CMS is setting the stage for plans to consider MTM program as part of the larger strategy.

11 MIN2018 JUL 7
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Does Your Strategy for Quality Outcomes Maximize Potential of MTM CMR?

Readmissions-- What Health Plans Need to Know

A Readmission or re-hospitilization is when a patient returns to inpatient hospital care shortly after discharge, typically within 30 days of discharge. There are many reasons why readmissions are important; one of which is that they are exspensive. Preventing avoidable hospital readmissions is considered by many tobe the most important opportunitiy for reducing waste in health care.

12 MIN2017 DEC 7
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Readmissions-- What Health Plans Need to Know

Achieving Value in the Management of Chronic HCV Infection

Achieving value in the management of chronic HCV infection is one of the most complex challenges facing health plans today. Listen as AJ Ally, R.Ph, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Programs at DST’s Argus Health, talks about the balancing act between treating to cure and cost-effective management with a strategic focus on identifying and eliminating waste by using a Center of Excellence model to coordinate efforts of physicians, pharmacists and patients. Visit www.dsthealth.com to learn more. Sources CDC https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htmAASLD and IDSA Guidelines http://www.hcvguidelines.org/Kaiser Health News http://khn.org/news/medicaid-private-insurers-begin-to-lift-curbs-on-pricey-hepatitis-c-drugs/CDC https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm

14 MIN2017 MAY 5
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Achieving Value in the Management of Chronic HCV Infection

Integrating Risk and Quality Management to Improve Outcomes and Optimize Revenue

MCOL, an industry leading publisher of healthcare news, interviewed DST’s risk adjustment expert Michael Nemeth about the challenges health plans face managing risk adjustment and quality performance and how integrating these two complex processes using an analytics platform can provide opportunities to impact health outcomes and optimize revenue. DownloadDST's latest white paper for more on how an advanced analytics platform can provide you with the transparency and continuous insights needed to understand member health, accurately document risk and make strategic decisions.

8 MIN2017 FEB 16
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Integrating Risk and Quality Management to Improve Outcomes and Optimize Revenue

Insights from Marc Palmer: New Pharmacy Models for Value-Based Care

As value-based care gains prominence, payers are developing new models that better align cost effective, consumer-focused, and value-based strategies for paying for medical services. Listen as DST’s Argus Health President Marc Palmer shares insights for integrating value into pharmacy benefit management, ways of balancing care with costs and his vision for how Argus has and will continue to meet the demands and challenges brought forth by this new model and under a new administration.

16 MIN2017 JAN 14
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Insights from Marc Palmer: New Pharmacy Models for Value-Based Care

Complexities of the EpiPen Price Increase

Listen as Dr. Rayvelle Stallings, Vice President of Government Programs at DST's Argus Health offers her unique perspective on patient impact, particularly children, from the point of view of a family physician, government programs expert and mother of a son required to carry an EpiPen.

18 MIN2017 JAN 13
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Complexities of the EpiPen Price Increase

Managing the Complexities of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Overuse

Preventing prescription drug abuse remains a top health priority for state and federal policy makers, and one that requires a comprehensive approach. In early 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced several new opioid abuse prevention and treatment initiatives and as recently as July 22, 2016 President Obama signed into law S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA), a framework addressing opioid abuse prevention and treatment, including evidence-based interventions. Listen as AJ Ally, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Argus Health helps you understand the new policies and implications for managing the complexities of prescription opioid abuse. The following areas will be reviewed during this discussion: 1.Drivers for opioid misuse and overuse 2.Potential impact of retail pharmacies offering free naloxone without a prescription 3.Proposed approach to managing opioid abuse and misuse through analytics and convergent solutions 4.Utilizat...

15 MIN2016 AUG 26
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Managing the Complexities of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Overuse

2016 Health Insurance Marketplace Updates – What you need to know

Earlier this year HHS released guidance on new regulations related to the Health Insurance Marketplace. Listen as Stephanie Leftwich, Director of Health Insurance Marketplace Strategy at DST Health Solutions helps you understand these regulations in order to gain a strategic business advantage. Let us help you master these complexities of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The following areas will be reviewed during this discussion: Standard Plan Design Network Adequacy Rate Review Risk Adjustment Eligibility and Enrollment

17 MIN2016 JUN 9
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2016 Health Insurance Marketplace Updates – What you need to know

Leveraging Care Density: A New Way to Measure and Enhance Care Coordination

In an increasingly fragmented health care system, there is a need to understand the coordination of physiciansinvolved in patients’ care to optimize quality of care and patient safety. Listen as Dr. Karen Kinder, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins ACG System, explains the importance of care coordination and information sharing among physicians and how leveraging care density metrics can affect the health of your members and the financial well-being of your health plan.

18 MIN2015 NOV 23
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Leveraging Care Density: A New Way to Measure and Enhance Care Coordination

Latest Episodes

Transitioning to Value-Based Payment: Five Best Practices for Success

Value-based Payment (VBP) seeks to tie healthcare payment compensation to measurable improvements in the quality of care in an effort to achieve the Triple Aim: an improved care experience, and better health, at an affordable price. Here, DST Health Solutions’ Adele Allison discusses VBP, explaining what it is, what it means for health plans, why it is a good thing, and most importantly what plans can do to build a transition strategy.

15 MIN2018 SEP 18
Comments
Transitioning to Value-Based Payment: Five Best Practices for Success

Does Your Strategy for Quality Outcomes Maximize Potential of MTM CMR?

CMS added the MTM CMR completion rate measure to Star Ratings for Medicare plans in 2016. Since then, plans have struggled to reach the cut point to achieve 5 stars. Further changes to the measure create new challenges, but they may also open new doors. By transitioning the MTM CMR measure from process-based to outcomes-based, CMS is setting the stage for plans to consider MTM program as part of the larger strategy.

11 MIN2018 JUL 7
Comments
Does Your Strategy for Quality Outcomes Maximize Potential of MTM CMR?

Readmissions-- What Health Plans Need to Know

A Readmission or re-hospitilization is when a patient returns to inpatient hospital care shortly after discharge, typically within 30 days of discharge. There are many reasons why readmissions are important; one of which is that they are exspensive. Preventing avoidable hospital readmissions is considered by many tobe the most important opportunitiy for reducing waste in health care.

12 MIN2017 DEC 7
Comments
Readmissions-- What Health Plans Need to Know

Achieving Value in the Management of Chronic HCV Infection

Achieving value in the management of chronic HCV infection is one of the most complex challenges facing health plans today. Listen as AJ Ally, R.Ph, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Programs at DST’s Argus Health, talks about the balancing act between treating to cure and cost-effective management with a strategic focus on identifying and eliminating waste by using a Center of Excellence model to coordinate efforts of physicians, pharmacists and patients. Visit www.dsthealth.com to learn more. Sources CDC https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htmAASLD and IDSA Guidelines http://www.hcvguidelines.org/Kaiser Health News http://khn.org/news/medicaid-private-insurers-begin-to-lift-curbs-on-pricey-hepatitis-c-drugs/CDC https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm

14 MIN2017 MAY 5
Comments
Achieving Value in the Management of Chronic HCV Infection

Integrating Risk and Quality Management to Improve Outcomes and Optimize Revenue

MCOL, an industry leading publisher of healthcare news, interviewed DST’s risk adjustment expert Michael Nemeth about the challenges health plans face managing risk adjustment and quality performance and how integrating these two complex processes using an analytics platform can provide opportunities to impact health outcomes and optimize revenue. DownloadDST's latest white paper for more on how an advanced analytics platform can provide you with the transparency and continuous insights needed to understand member health, accurately document risk and make strategic decisions.

8 MIN2017 FEB 16
Comments
Integrating Risk and Quality Management to Improve Outcomes and Optimize Revenue

Insights from Marc Palmer: New Pharmacy Models for Value-Based Care

As value-based care gains prominence, payers are developing new models that better align cost effective, consumer-focused, and value-based strategies for paying for medical services. Listen as DST’s Argus Health President Marc Palmer shares insights for integrating value into pharmacy benefit management, ways of balancing care with costs and his vision for how Argus has and will continue to meet the demands and challenges brought forth by this new model and under a new administration.

16 MIN2017 JAN 14
Comments
Insights from Marc Palmer: New Pharmacy Models for Value-Based Care

Complexities of the EpiPen Price Increase

Listen as Dr. Rayvelle Stallings, Vice President of Government Programs at DST's Argus Health offers her unique perspective on patient impact, particularly children, from the point of view of a family physician, government programs expert and mother of a son required to carry an EpiPen.

18 MIN2017 JAN 13
Comments
Complexities of the EpiPen Price Increase

Managing the Complexities of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Overuse

Preventing prescription drug abuse remains a top health priority for state and federal policy makers, and one that requires a comprehensive approach. In early 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced several new opioid abuse prevention and treatment initiatives and as recently as July 22, 2016 President Obama signed into law S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA), a framework addressing opioid abuse prevention and treatment, including evidence-based interventions. Listen as AJ Ally, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Argus Health helps you understand the new policies and implications for managing the complexities of prescription opioid abuse. The following areas will be reviewed during this discussion: 1.Drivers for opioid misuse and overuse 2.Potential impact of retail pharmacies offering free naloxone without a prescription 3.Proposed approach to managing opioid abuse and misuse through analytics and convergent solutions 4.Utilizat...

15 MIN2016 AUG 26
Comments
Managing the Complexities of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Overuse

2016 Health Insurance Marketplace Updates – What you need to know

Earlier this year HHS released guidance on new regulations related to the Health Insurance Marketplace. Listen as Stephanie Leftwich, Director of Health Insurance Marketplace Strategy at DST Health Solutions helps you understand these regulations in order to gain a strategic business advantage. Let us help you master these complexities of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The following areas will be reviewed during this discussion: Standard Plan Design Network Adequacy Rate Review Risk Adjustment Eligibility and Enrollment

17 MIN2016 JUN 9
Comments
2016 Health Insurance Marketplace Updates – What you need to know

Leveraging Care Density: A New Way to Measure and Enhance Care Coordination

In an increasingly fragmented health care system, there is a need to understand the coordination of physiciansinvolved in patients’ care to optimize quality of care and patient safety. Listen as Dr. Karen Kinder, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins ACG System, explains the importance of care coordination and information sharing among physicians and how leveraging care density metrics can affect the health of your members and the financial well-being of your health plan.

18 MIN2015 NOV 23
Comments
Leveraging Care Density: A New Way to Measure and Enhance Care Coordination
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