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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.

April 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
April 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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March 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
March 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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Benefits Pro: Kidney failure and dialysis: what employers need to know
Benefits Pro: Kidney failure and dialysis: what employers need to know - by Joy McGee-Cory & Barbara Rutkowski

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

Published February 27, 2018

Chronic kidney disease is a health crisis that affects employer and employees—and it continues to increase. So, what can employers do to help their employees stay healthy and control their costs?

According to the National Kidney Foundation, “the annual Medicare spending to treat kidney failure in the U.S. is approximately $31 billion.”

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: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Failure, Healthcare Costs, Medicare, Benefits Pro
February 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
February 2018 Poindexter's Point: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

Click here to check out our January 2018 e-newsletter for the latest news and updates.

Kidney Disease and Dialysis Best Practice Guide Published by Advanced Plan for Health
Kidney Disease and Dialysis Best Practice Guide Published by Advanced Plan for Health

Valuable to entities facing high kidney disease and dialysis costs and risks

WESTLAKE, TX, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a leader in advanced and predictive healthcare data analytics and cost aversion has published a Kidney Disease & Dialysis Best Practice Guide

Tags: Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney, Dialysis, Health Plan Costs, Health Payors, Chronic Conditions, TPAs, Brokers, Consultants, Healthcare, Analytics, Cost-Saving
January 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
January 2018 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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Employee Benefits News: Views A silent, life-threatening epidemic that needs to be on employers' radar
Employee Benefits News: Views A silent, life-threatening epidemic that needs to be on employers' radar

By Barbara Rutkowski
Published December 08 2017, 12:10pm EST

Employers across the country have been putting greater emphasis on the health of their employees over the last few years — it’s both the right thing to do and can help to save on insurance premiums. Particularly for self-insured employers, having a healthy population can be an important success factor for any business.

With that in mind, there are some diseases that employers should be aware of due to their very serious nature and the potentially devastating impact on insurance costs. One of them is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Is it on your radar?

Read more here.

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM is vice president, clinical operations at Advanced Plan for Health.

Tags: Kidney Failure, Epidemic, Providers, Health Insurers, Type 2, Diabetes, NAFLD, Predictive Analytics, Health Costs, Liver Transplant, Self-Insured, Employers
December 2017 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates
December 2017 Poindexter's Points: Advanced Plan for Health's News and Updates

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New Ocean Health Solutions Selects Advanced Plan for Health's Poindexter Advanced Health Analytics System
New Ocean Health Solutions Selects Advanced Plan for Health's Poindexter Advanced Health Analytics System

Portfolio Addition Enhances New Ocean’s Ability to Lower Healthcare Costs and Improve Outcomes 

Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a provider of advanced and predictive data analytics technology that helps organizations better manage healthcare risk and cost today announced that New Ocean Health Solutions, an enterprise health management company, will add the APH Poindexter data analytics engine to their portfolio of offerings.

Tags: Healthcare Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Advanced Plan for Health, Poindexter, Healthcare Technology Solutions, Healthcare Industry, New Ocean, Data Science, Health Outcomes, Software Design & Development
Advanced Plan for Health welcomes Rick Scheel, VP of National Sales
Advanced Plan for Health welcome Rick Scheel, VP of National Sales

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 24, 2017 -- Rick Scheel recently joined Advanced Plan for Health as Vice President of National Sales. Rick is leveraging his many years of successfully working with large organizations to share the power of the Poindexter platform.  Poindexter provides powerful analytical tools to help large organizations such as health plans, TPA’s, brokers / consultants, managed care organizations and employers gain critical insight into their current healthcare spend as well as a view into their future healthcare spend.  

Tags: Healthcare Analytics, Control Health Spend, Poindexter Platform, Predict Health Spend