(4/15/2019)
Welcome to the DataLink Blog Series: Empower. Enable. Evoke.   By RaeAnn Grossman At DataLink, we take our partnership with health plans, ACOs, MSOs, in-home evaluators, medical groups, physicians, and patients very seriously. We grew up being the best at… Read More...
(4/15/2019)
So, Who is DataLink? By RaeAnn Grossman DataLink was founded to bridge the communication chasm between the patient, the physician, and the health plan. DataLink creates one source of truth, Evoke360 is our enterprise… Read More...
(4/15/2019)
Digging deeper into the Evoke360 Use Cases By RaeAnn Grossman Evoke360 empowers better health through real-time data aggregation of disparate sources and systems, intelligently enables care, drives value, aligns care partners, illuminates gaps and successes, and positively… Read More...
(4/23/2019)
CMS Final Call Letter for 2020: Stellar Data Aggregation and Comprehensive Point-of-Care Experiences are Still Critical By RaeAnn Grossman On April 1, 2019, CMS released the final call letter for 2020 along with a fact sheet.  The Advance Notice was shared in two parts: Part I… Read More...
(4/25/2019)
CMS Final Notice: A Rocky Path for Risk Adjustment By RaeAnn Grossman Let’s talk about the 2020 Part C Risk Adjustment Model The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 required CMS to augment the risk adjustment model to reflect… Read More...
(5/1/2019)
CMS-HHS Notice Regarding ACA: A Focus on Prescription Drugs, Risk Adjustment, and User Fees By RaeAnn Grossman On April 18, 2019, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, "the rule issued today will give consumers immediate premium relief for 2020 by reducing the federal exchange user… Read More...
(5/8/2019)
Looking Deeper at the CBOs Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System By RaeAnn Grossman The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System is a long read and deserves discussion, digestion, analysis, and… Read More...
(5/13/2019)
College Commencement and Healthcare: Your First Steps By RaeAnn Grossman Last Friday night, I was privileged to attend the Indiana University Kelley School of Business graduation ceremony. There were a lot of well dressed, intelligent students walking… Read More...
(5/23/2019)
Medicare Advantage Bids are Nearly Completed: What are your vendor’s results telling you? By RaeAnn Grossman What is going on at DataLink during Medicare Advantage bid season? Our Evoke360 platform integrates total costs, quality, risk adjustment, and provider network metrics, in addition to… Read More...
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(5/30/2019)
Sesame Street helping in the social determinants dialogue By RaeAnn Grossman As DataLink enters the national Medicaid market, we have added more social determinant collection opportunities to our EvokeEHR and Evoke360 platform to create a more robust care… Read More...
(6/4/2019)
Middle-aged millennials will need tactics to ensure their health and healthcare are not forgotten By RaeAnn Grossman New data shows millennials are in worse financial shape than every preceding living generation and may never recover. Their woes have delayed traditional adult milestones in ways… Read More...
(6/20/2019)
Managing Risk in Healthcare: The 4 Cs By RaeAnn Grossman In the late 1990s, I was part of an extraordinary team that managed the percentage of premium risk for over 450,000 lives in Arizona. We did it… Read More...
(6/25/2019)
What is Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)? By RaeAnn Grossman Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a technology that verifies where and when a caregiver begins services for a client and when they clock-out. This creates a breadcrumb… Read More...
(6/27/2019)
MedPAC’s Updated View on the ACO MSSP Program By RaeAnn Grossman The MedPAC June 2019 report is out and Chapter 6 of the report to Congress shares MedPac’s review on the MSSP program.  As always, we invite you… Read More...
(7/5/2019)
Health Plans Put Provider Engagement and Technology at the Top of Value-Based Care Challenges By RaeAnn Grossman In a recent survey published by Business Insider Intelligence, health plans shared the challenges of moving to value-based care. The top challenges were provider engagement, with 32%… Read More...
(7/9/2019)
How to Create an Effective Risk-Bearing Value-Based Network By RaeAnn Grossman Let’s look at the fundamentals of value-based care. Cost Reduction: 81% of providers view value-based care as a means to reduce the cost of care Quality: Medicare… Read More...
(7/11/2019)
Value-Based Care Excellence—The Results Are In By RaeAnn Grossman A Quick Florida-based Case Study As we see varying success in ACOs and MSOs, we wanted to better understand our impact. We sat down with one of… Read More...
(7/16/2019)
A Focus on Evoke360 By RaeAnn Grossman As we look toward the third quarter of 2019, DataLink’s Evoke360 platform and expert management team continue to collaborate with hundreds of thousands of providers and health… Read More...