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Cutting through the noise of health care billing

We all agree, health care can be complicated. Especially when you move between doctors and health care systems. They need to talk with each other to share your basic health care information. This is called interoperability, when different information systems, devices or applications connect or coordinate to optimize health care. The National Academy of Medicine

By |2019-09-03T09:51:44-06:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cutting through the noise of health care billing

Data can lower health care costs

Data is everywhere in health care - the results of a lab test, immunization records and cholesterol levels are considered data. What if some of that same data could be used not just to treat but to predict future health conditions like diabetes? It’s already happening. Data in the hands of providers and their staffs

By |2019-07-15T13:42:19-06:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Data can lower health care costs

5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

The health care landscape is continuously changing and growing. Staying informed of emerging trends can help businesses provide the right benefits and keep employees healthier. When businesses have an understanding of the local health care landscape, they are able to make informed decisions for their employees. Here are five health care benefit trends identified by

By |2019-04-24T09:18:57-06:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska helps its members effectively manage medical expenses through value-based care. With this approach, primary care practitioners take a front and center role, guiding members toward the effective and efficient delivery of health care services. Members participating in value-based care programs are: • Less likely to need inpatient stays.

By |2019-04-03T09:04:41-06:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Nebraska ACOs – Value-based care approach is having impact

To Dale, a 55-year-old Nebraskan, value-based care is help getting all his prescriptions filled on the same day so he doesn’t have to make multiple trips to the pharmacy—a 50 mile drive from his home.   To Doris, a 60-year-old Nebraskan, value-based care is being able to see her own doctor when her COPD is

By |2019-08-06T08:57:56-06:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska ACOs – Value-based care approach is having impact