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Reasons you're overpaying for healthcare

Amitech Solutions

Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry.  

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8 reasons you’re overpaying for healthcare
Medical debt is the number one source of bankruptcy filings in the country. Some medical costs are unavoidable, but others you can control. Here’s eight ways you could reduce your medical costs.

Prescription for Payors

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Walgreens, Humana team up on senior health care
Walgreens is joining with Humana to offer accessible health care to seniors at some of their stores. Walgreens believes that being able to see a doctor, fill prescriptions and get information on insurance options all at the same location will be a selling point for increasing Medicare beneficiaries. The goal is for seniors to begin choosing Walgreens as their primary source of preventative care. Will we begin to see other pharmacies follow this trend?

 

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Payers moving to value-based care faster than expected
Value-based care initiatives are helping the healthcare industry achieve the triple aim. Change Healthcare stated that nearly 80% of payors have reported improvements in care quality, 64% have seen provider relationship improvements and 73% have seen patient engagement improvements. Find out more here. 

 

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Customer Service is Primary Driver of Health Plan Satisfaction
Satisfactory customer service is a key component of effective member engagement and beneficiary retention within health plans. Member satisfaction is affected by customer service more than health plan costs and benefits offered. See how one plan is staying ahead of the pack.

Prescription for Providers

happy young man on green fieldImproving Health Requires More Than Better Health Care for Rural Older Adults
Social determinants of health affect individual health more than any other single factor. Having access to public transportation and nutritious food is extremely important to help improve the health of individuals in rural communities. Read about what some cities in the United States are doing to help bridge the gap.

Business people shaking hands while working in cosy meeting roomWhen is the Right Time to Hire a Healthcare Analytics Consulting Firm?
Need help managing your healthcare data? If you’re considering hiring a healthcare analytics consulting firm, check out this blog to determine whether now is the right time.
Doctor taking care of patient in hospital room-2Patients, Providers Cite Health IT as Patient Experience Driver
Over ninety percent of healthcare executives have already or plan to implement health IT to improve patient experience. Health organizations have accepted the challenge of implementing technology to be more prepared for the consumer-centric health industry of the future. Find out why health organizations are making the switch.