Integra Insights

  • Fingers Crossed Is Not A Strategy

    Tuesday November 7, 2017

    You have missed your program’s KPI, closure rate, success rate… however you measure it, you have a miss. How bad is it? Whether we are talking about risk adjustment, Stars, HEDIS, quality, care, or even enrollment, crossing your fingers and hoping for the best does not work. What works? Implementation excellence. I often say there […]

  • Demographic and Psychographic Data and the Perfect Cheese Sandwich

    Thursday November 2, 2017

    The perfect grilled cheese sandwich is a thing of beauty but very elusive…Sadly, so is credible data. Data aggregation in health plans and medical groups is seriously hard work which we have seen when we move toward EDPS. Even if we combine perfect claim, lab, pharmacy, and eligibility data with extraordinary analytics, we still have […]

  • Quick Steps to Aligning Your Members’ Social Determinants with Your Programs and Resource Network

    Thursday October 12, 2017

    So often we are asked- what do you screen as part of your social determinants assessment? Our typical screening elements include the following: Safety risk Social risk Community risk Medical risk, including: Activities of daily living Behavioral health To what programs do we connect our clients’ health plan members?     Often, the final question […]