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Measuring the Success of Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment 2019

While much of the healthcare market hypes Open Enrollment (OE), for CareJourney, the months to follow are an equally exciting time. During OE, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and health plans are able to recruit new (and retain existing) Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance plan beneficiaries as individuals select their choices for the year. [...]

February 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, JumpStart Offer|

Investigating the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP)

By Zach Bredl

What is MDPP?
Diabetes is a condition that affects more than 1 in 4 Americans age 65 and older.1 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimated that Medicare spent $42 billion more on beneficiaries that have diabetes than it would have spent if those beneficiaries did not have diabetes. Let’s take a look at PMPY (Per Member Per Year) spend breakouts in 2018 [...]

January 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Epic’s CEO is urging hospital customers to oppose rules that would make it easier to share medical info

Epic Systems is urging its health system customers to take a stand against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rules to make it easier to share patient data. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra expressed frustration over Epic’s move. “It is unfortunate to see this [...]

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Epic Systems, a major medical records vendor, is warning customers it will stop working with Google Cloud

“We’ve historically seen hospital systems make these decisions independently of their medical record provider,” said Aneesh Chopra, the president of health-technology company CareJourney and the former chief technology officer of the United States. “It will be interesting to see if Epic’s thumb on the scale moves cloud market share.”

January 21st, 2020|Categories: Company News|

CareJourney data to be used in the recently awarded research grants for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Health Data for Action research program

CareJourney data will be used to study a range of issues, including care coordination and quality, cost-sharing and benefit design, maternal health, prescription drugs, and public health. In 2017, the RWJF launched the Health Data for Action (HD4A) program, managed by AcademyHealth. In this newest iteration, the HD4A program doubled [...]

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Aneesh Chopra Keynote at the 2020 O&P Leadership Conference

Aneesh Chopra presented the keynote session "Transforming the Profession Through Data and Innovation” at the 2020 O&P Leadership Conference in Clearwater, FL., an invite only event for CEOs, COOs, and other top-level executives from AOPA member companies. The conference focuses on executive level discussions around harnessing data and innovation to [...]

January 10th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

2018 MSSP ACO Results: Optimistic Savings Trends Encourage New CMS Risk Sharing Program

By Amanda Forlin Data Visualization by Cody Elias The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Financial Performance results on all Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). CMS shared this data for the last six years, contributing to a more transparent, [...]

January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The Digital Evolution of Clinical Care

The financial commitments to health tech startups made by leaders like Amedisys and Almost Family showcase the ways the home health care industry is spurring the digital evolution of clinical care. Almost Family, a national home health care agency, made a strategic investment four years ago in CareJourney, previously known as [...]

January 8th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Medicare Advantage 101

By Chris Freyder Medicare is the federal health insurance program started in 1965 that is provided for individuals who meet certain criteria. Those who are over the age of 65, younger people who have certain disabilities, or anyone who has End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) qualify for Medicare insurance. In 1997 [...]

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|