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Integrated Mental Health Strategies: A Right-Sized Approach to 2021

Published in HealthPayerIntelligence
Authored by Rani Aravamudhan, Senior Clinical Consultant, HDMS


Member programs encouraging mental health Data Analytics for Mental Healthand wellness have increased in popularity lately among health plans and sponsors. There is a growing consensus that a happy, healthy workforce can lead to better business results. Consequently, promoting mental health strategies is considered a “win-win” proposition.

The question is, how do we quantify the wins?

Read how.

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Navigating Change: Data Drives 2021 Benefits Strategies During Health Care Transformation

Health insurance providers can play an important role in helping plan sponsors navigate complex business decisions and necessary change during uncertainty. Through the pandemic chaos, data has been a beacon of light, giving us facts to shape where and how to best pivot in light of COVID-19. Data uncovers the areas we can be most helpful to our plan sponsors and members. Having a strong framework with the right structures in place that can roll with the new waves of regulations, coverage changes and payments is just as vital.

Listen to how Meritain is harnessing their powerful analytics to build strategic value with (and for) their clients, ensuring plan sponsors’ new requirements and members’ changing behaviors as they plan for 2021. With health care transforming right before our eyes, we need timely and quality data along with a means of turning on a dime more than ever before.

Attendees will learn:

  • How data lets plan sponsors understand and quantify the need for rapid plan design changes
  • The pandemic’s effect on high-risk populations and how health insurance providers can support vulnerable members
  • How 2020 utilization impact 2021 strategies
  • How quality data ensures accurate insights

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Mind Over Matter: Developing Cost-Effective Mental Health Strategies for 2021

New data analytics from HDMS uncovered some startling statistics about the impact of mental health conditions on the total cost of care.  In the current environment, stress and anxiety are driving increased demand for mental and behavioral health services.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so using data to understand your population is crucial – especially as we look toward 2021. In this presentation, you will hear fresh data-driven approaches adopted by health insurance providers that will continue to create new industry standards in our changed world – from current telehealth engagement and utilization for mental and behavioral health conditions/substance abuse to reimbursement practices.

How do you support a member trying to manage their diabetes, obesity, and hypertension with the added anxiety of COVID-19?

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Calculate total cost of care for members with mental and behavioral health conditions
  • Observe how mental health influences cost and utilization of medical conditions
  • View the cost impact of billing patterns among HCPs
  • Innovate access to care through telehealth and other cost-effective services
  • Design a custom strategy to create opportunities for better mental health

 

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Tiered Provider Networks: BCBS-SC Explores Learnings and Future Potential

In this webinar, the speakers explain how they used data analytics reporting to track and manage their tiered networks.  They focus on steerage, utilization and other specific metrics – and how it has changed over time.

Speakers: Mike Harris, Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Brent Raymond, Director Payer Account Services, HDMS