Special Topic: Optum Forum Day 2

The second full day of Optum Forum 2016 included deeper dives into Optum solutions in sessions led by Optum experts and clients, in a mix of sessions further exploring health care industry hot topics. The most talked-about sessions among attendees included discussions on concussion management, the substance abuse crisis, and how workplaces are trying to […]
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Special topic: Day one Optum Forum 2016

Optum Forum 2016 officially kicked off Wednesday morning with presentations by Optum executives, clients and partners. The morning began with an energizing drum performance by Boom! Percussion Entertainment and was hosted by Optum Executive Vice President and Enterprise Growth Officer Eric Murphy. The general session was led by executives across Optum businesses, and showcased how […]
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ISPOR Asia-Pacific: Working Toward a Healthier Population in APAC

The past decade has been incredibly busy and productive for health economics outcomes research (HEOR) and health technology assessment (HTA) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. In an effort to ensure equitable and affordable access to quality health care solutions while making costs sustainable, many APAC countries have developed and implemented evidence-based HTA guidelines and policies […]
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Health care, analytics, and the NBA

This year, for the second year in a row, the NBA Finals included the Golden State Warriors. While they ended up losing the championship, the team has dominated the league for the last two years with a high-powered offense and a barrage of three-point baskets. Without a doubt, Golden State’s success is due in large […]
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Special topic: Transforming health care together at Optum Forum 2016

The health care landscape is being fundamentally transformed by two major forces — an increased focus on value and more engaged consumers. As the industry continues to evolve toward value-based care, every facet of health care is being asked to stretch in new ways. For the third year, Optum is uniting over 1,000 executives and […]
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Monitor these metrics to find revenue leaks

Tracking, explaining and plugging gaps in your revenue cycle is tough enough without the added challenge of practice acquisitions and mergers. Joining two systems means standardizing and streamlining policies that may differ greatly from each other. As consolidation work takes place, health systems can pay close attention to certain metrics to help identify revenue leaks. […]
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Optimizing population health management strategies using data and analytics

With the emergence of value-based care and increasing focus from buyers on outcomes, health plans are feeling the pressure to prove that their population health programs are delivering on the promise to achieve the Triple Aim. Increasingly, reimbursement is tied to quality, utilization, and financial outcomes and health plans need to act now to develop […]
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Epidemiologic principles: Uncovering actionable insights and real-world evidence

You may be surprised to learn how often you employ epidemiologic principles in your everyday life. The simple act of making a choice may involve applications of epidemiologic methods. For example, when comparing two breakfast cereals or deciding between two mutual funds to invest in, you might use a systematic approach to evaluate the pros […]
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Best practices for provider network administration

Network administration is important to improving both revenue growth and outcomes while reducing medical spend. However, increased demand from consumers, providers and regulators can make network construction and management more difficult. A sound network capable of meeting different network adequacy requirements helps to support expansion into new markets, exchanges, Medicare, Medicaid, etc., Advanced reimbursement models, […]
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Understanding cost of care when growing by acquisition

Knowing what you charge for a service is not the same as knowing the cost of providing that service. According to Modern Healthcare, investigating the true cost of care is new to many if not most providers. Modern Healthcare points out that high-deductible plans are one reason providers want to get a handle on costs. […]
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