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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.

This Medicare Advantage Plan Benchmarking Analysis will shed light into areas of commonality and outliers and will also include benchmarking. APH and RISE intend the research findings and recommendations to serve as a guide for areas of focus for continuous improvement. The full research findings will be blinded, and no participating plan will be identified. Participating plans will, however, receive a full report of their individual findings, benchmarks and recommendations.

Research participation is open to RISE member Medicare Advantage plans at no cost. RISE membership is also at no cost to Medicare Advantage plans.

Healthcare data analytics experts from Advanced Plan for Health (APH) and RISE Board members will look for commonality as well as outliers across the data sets, will present findings as well as recommendations and best practices at the RISE Quality Leadership Summit at the end of June, in Phoenix, Arizona. Results will also be available on the RISE website.

This first step for Medicare Advantage plans who want to participate in the research study will be to email Denis Cremin at Advanced Plan for Health. He is also available to answer any questions. He will then assign each participating plan a point of contact at APH to guide them through the research onboarding process. Onboarding starts with putting in place data sharing and non-disclosure agreements, then submitting data sets. The deadline for the agreements to be in place is May 1st.

About Advanced Plan for Health

Founded in 2004, Advanced Plan for Health’s advanced and predictive healthcare analytics platform, Poindexter, delivers customized, precise, cost-saving visibility and actionable recommendations that help health plans, TPAs, brokers, employers, providers and others reduce the cost and risk of healthcare while keeping quality high.  From troublesome trends in the health of populations to inefficient provider utilization, APH has the data insight and consultative expertise to help clients quickly implement actions that achieve proven results and support long-term strategies. Other APH offerings include design and management of Nurse Navigation services, engagement and relationship-building with local healthcare providers, and more. Learn more at

About RISE

RISE is the first national association totally dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals who aspire to meet the extraordinary challenges posed by the emerging landscape of accountable care and healthcare reform. We strive to serve our members on four fronts: Networking, Education, Industry Intelligence, and Career Development. Through cutting-edge conferences, online training, in-house training, webinars and online user groups, and industry insights, RISE provides our members with the critical information they need to stay ahead of the curve. Our engaged community of over 2,500+ members benefits from hearing the best (and worst) practices directly from our cadre of subject matter experts and gain valuable market insight into emerging trends to stay ahead and advance their careers. For more information, visit:

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