SOURCE: MEDecision Inc.

Medecision Inc.

July 13, 2016 09:00 ET

Medecision Launches Population Health Management Applications for Government-Sponsored Health Plan Advantage

Affordable, Flexible Tools Improve Quality Care and Facilitate Compliance for Medicaid, Medicare Advantage populations

WAYNE, PA and TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - Medecision, the leader in population health management for risk-bearing healthcare organizations, today introduced Aerial™ for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, a suite of modular clinical and financial applications focused on improving CMS Medicare and Medicaid population health. These essential tools deliver better patient outcomes, reduce care cost, and enable critical complex care management strategies by:

  • capturing quality measures;
  • assessing baseline data; and
  • efficiently complying with changing regulations over time.

As health plans expand coverage of government beneficiaries, their priorities shift to improving care, managing to quality measures, and ensuring risk score accuracy -- all within a dynamic regulatory environment. Public measures of quality also grow in significance, with consumers focusing on STAR quality ratings that drive significant revenue advantage to the plan. Progressive plans can now reap the benefits of these tools through a secure Aerial cloud deployment, reducing the investment and support requirements associated with legacy care management implementations, and improving time to value with out-of-the-box functionality, application and web service integration.

Medecision introduced Aerial™ for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Health Plans at the 12th Annual World Congress Medicare & Medicare Advantage Summit, July 12-13, 2016, in Tysons Corner, VA. The platform and applications in this population health management suite today include the following:

  • Aerial Insights, a big data platform to identify and engage high-risk members; make meaningful strides in quality and cost; and automatically generate government and payer-specific compliance reports such as STARS, GPRO/ACO, P4P, and HEDIS. Business logic supports real-time assessment data, along with labs, CAHPS surveys and claims, to more effectively enable health plans to measure HEDIS under the five clinical domains and, importantly, monitor bonus payments for any reimbursement program. Advanced data analytics, and preconfigured and custom reporting capabilities generate a transparent view across population cohorts; individual patient risk factors that may require individualized care plans; and quality, clinical and financial performance across populations and provider networks.
  • Aerial Complex Care Management, offering a patient-centered, comprehensive care planning feature which meets CMS' requirement for a care plan shared by the entire interdisciplinary team. The care plan is auto-populated with data, clinical content and recommendations personalized to member/patient needs and highlights priority health concerns. This insight improves care team and intervention efficiency, as well as shared interdisciplinary team decision making and coordination. Aerial Complex Care Management also supports dynamic regulatory requirements like tracking of complaints, appeals and grievances, and care coordination of dual-eligibles.
  • Aerial Risk Revenue Maximization, which automatically calculates and updates risk score models such as Hierarchical Condition Coding (HCC), based on the member/patient's latest clinical situation according to specs provided by CMS.

"Progressive health plans are quickly transforming from decades-old Medicaid and Medicare Advantage program administration approaches to today's fast-paced regulatory environment and broadened responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act," said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. "With Aerial, government health plans can get a modern, modular, services-based alternative to managing government beneficiaries. It's time for all plans serving these patients to avoid unwieldy, massive IT systems, and concentrate on their primary mission of improving the health outcomes of their beneficiaries, managing to quality measures, and ensuring risk score accuracy and compliance."

For More Information

Medecision is a Silver Sponsor of the 12th Annual World Congress Medicare and Medicare Advantage Summit. Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer Ponski will moderate a panel discussion on "Formulating Strategies to Increase Member Engagement" from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET on July 13, 2016 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA.

Formerly the chief financial officer of Advantage Health Solutions, Inc., Ponski was responsible for the company's entry into Medicare Advantage, which grew to one of the company's largest lines of business. She has also held a variety of CFO positions within Anthem operations, including AllMed and American Health Network. Previously, Jennifer was the executive vice president and CFO of Truven Healthcare (then MEDSTAT Group) during its high-growth, entrepreneurial phase.

The panel discussion will focus on ways to address the person as a whole and incorporate a more integrated approach that concentrates on member engagement and retention. Panelists will discuss the challenge of retaining members with a limited ability to market/outreach to them; ways to promote awareness and utilization of services; how to spark member interest in seeking basic preventative services; and how to evaluate the impact of member engagement on member satisfaction. Panelists include:

  • Alan Avery, COO, Kern Health Systems
  • Thomas H. Lutzow, Ph.D, MBA, President, CEO, iCare/independent Care Health Plans
  • Mary R. Mailloux, MD, MMM, FACEP, Medical Director, Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNP), Coventry Health Care of Florida, an Aetna Company

Learn more about Medecision and Aerial for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage.

About Medecision
Leading government health plans and risk-bearing healthcare organizations depend on Medecision's team of experienced professionals, Aerial™ Insights platform, and modular suite of Aerial™ applications to power their population health management strategies and confidently grow their businesses. Medecision focuses on delivering a granular understanding of patient populations and bringing evidence-based interventions at the right time to impact care, cost and quality for millions of Americans.

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