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March 2019 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
March 6, 2019
March 2019 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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February 2019 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
February 6, 2019
February 2019 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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January 2019 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
January 8, 2019
January 2019 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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APH in the news - Workforce - Organ Transplant Innovations Can Save Health Care Dollars by APH's Barbara Rutkowski & Yvonne Daugherty
December 12, 2018
Organ Transplant Innovations Can Save Health Care Dollars by APH's Barbara Rutkowski & Yvonne Daugherty

In this Workforce article, APH's Dr. Rutkowski and Ms. Daugherty cover how transplants with organs from infected donors are saving people’s lives — and saving money for both patients and plan sponsors.

More than 114,000 Americans are on the organ transplant list and about 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant. Expanding the pool to allow organs to be transplanted that were previously discarded can reduce suffering, save lives and, in many cases, reduce high disease-related medical costs for self-insured employers, insurers and patients.

One way the pool is beginning to expand is by allowing organs to be transplanted from donors with hepatitis C. 

Click here to read more.

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - is Vice President, Clinical Operations & Yvonne Daugherty is VP of Development, Advanced Plan for Health.

December 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
December 6, 2018
December 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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November 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
November 6, 2018
November 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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BenefitsPRO - Employee education can reduce unnecessary ER visits - by APH's Yvonne Daugherty
October 19, 2018
BenefitsPRO - Employee education can reduce unnecessary ER visits - by APH's Yvonne Daugherty

In this article, Ms. Daugherty covers the need for employers to make an effort to enlighten employees about ER alternatives for non-urgent care.

October 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
October 3, 2018
October 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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September 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
September 5, 2018
September 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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August 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
August 7, 2018
August 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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Insights and Impacts: Employer-Driven, Analytics-Powered Health & Wellness Programs eBook Published by Advanced Plan for Health
July 24, 2018
Insights and Impacts: Employer-Driven, Analytics-Powered Health & Wellness Programs eBook Published by Advanced Plan for Health

WESTLAKE, TX, July 24, 2018 – Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a provider of advanced and predictive data analytics technology today announced the publication of their latest eBook, Insights and Impacts: Employer-Driven, Analytics-Powered Health and Wellness Programs. The eBook is a comprehensive resource on research and best practices employers need to know to develop a health and wellness solution based on strong analytics to identify targets as well as to measure results.

S&S HealthCare Strategies, Ltd. Selects Advanced Plan for Health as Predictive Analytics Solution Provider
July 18, 2018
S&S HealthCare Strategies, Ltd. Selects Advanced Plan for Health as Predictive Analytics Solution Provider

WESTLAKE, Texas and CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 18, 2018 Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a provider of advanced and predictive data analytics technology today announced that S&S HealthCare Strategies, Ltd., a well-respected and innovative Third-Party Claims Administrator has added APH’s Poindexter analytics to their solution portfolio.

Tags: S&S HealthCare Strategies, Third Party Claims Administrator, TPA, Advanced Plan for Health, Predictive Analytics, Poindexter
July 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
July 10, 2018
July 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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Employee Cycle Podcast with Joy McGee Cory from APH: How Employers can Avoid Hidden Medical Expenses
June 8, 2018
Employee Cycle Podcast with Joy McGee Cory from APH: How Employers can Avoid Hidden Medical Expenses

In this podcast, APH's Joy-McGee Cory discusses how employers can analyze employee benefits data to identify hidden medical expenses to save costs.

June 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
June 5, 2018
June 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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Advanced Plan for Health welcomes Debra Machos, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Product Development and Management
June 4, 2018
Advanced Plan for Health welcomes Debra Machos, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Product Development and Management

WESTLAKE, Texas, June 4, 2018 – Debra Machos recently joined Advanced Plan for Health (APH) as Sr. Vice President of Strategic Product Development and Management. In her role, Debra will work hand in hand with our valued clients to ensure mutual success with our Client Services team. She also will have her eye on evolving client needs and market changes to ensure APH’s Poindexter platform continues to adapt and innovate ahead of the industry.

Broker World - Surprise Bills Strike Again: What Your Clients Need To Know by APH's Barbara Rutkowski & Joy McGee-Cory
June 1, 2018
Broker World - Surprise Bills Strike Again: What Your Clients Need To Know by APH's Barbara Rutkowski & Joy McGee-Cory

By Barbara Rutkowski  &  Joy McGee-Cory - Advanced Plan for Health

Published in the June 2018 edition of Broker World

Health plans, employers and members are experiencing unexpected and very unpleasant surprises following certain complex surgical procedures, usually spine-related. The surprises are coming in the way of bills for intraoperative neurologic monitoring (IONM)—and can sometimes reach into six figures!

During IONM, a technician or physician observes neural structures, such as nerves, the spinal cord and parts of the brain, to identify issues that could damage the nervous system. By noting any potential for damage in real time, corrective action can be taken during surgery.

Read more here. 

Joy McGee-Cory is Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health & Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - is Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

Tags: IONM, Health Plans, Employers, Intraoperative Neurologic Monitoring
May 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
May 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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Advanced Plan for Health and RISE Association Research – Medicare Advantage Plan Benchmarking Analysis
Advanced Plan for Health and RISE Association Research – Medicare Advantage Plan Benchmarking Analysis

Findings and benchmarking will shed light on commonality and outliers across research participants, and support continuous improvement

WESTLAKE, TX and CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 18, 2018 -- Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a leader in advanced and predictive healthcare data analytics and The RISE Association announced a joint research project for Medicare Advantage plans.

EBN: Predictive modeling: Employer's new defense against kidney disease costs
EBN: Predictive modeling: Employer's new defense against kidney disease costs

By Phil Albinus - Employee Benefits News

Published April 10, 2018

When an employee of Hill Country Memorial Hospital developed chronic kidney disease, the not-for-profit hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas faced a whopping bill. Not only was an employee facing a lifetime of dialysis treatments three times a week, missed work hours and increased medical care, the 80-bed hospital had maxed out its $1 million premium for its employee health plan.

“It cost us quite a bit,” recalls Becky Laughlin, the current benefits manager, who was the benefits coordinator at Hill Country Memorial Hospital when the incident occurred.

After the episode, the HR and benefits team looked for a solution. They found one in data management provider Advanced Plan for Health, which oversees its employee medical care expenses generated by its third-party employee benefit administrator Web TPA. Using its Poindexter program, APH oversees the hospital’s employee medical expenses, looks for patterns of cost overruns, pharmaceutical pricing and possible drug seeking behavior, overuse of emergency room and urgent care facilities. It generates reports that are sent to employers on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.

Read more here.