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Data Quality & Directory Accuracy

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

introduction Regulatory changes require new ways to look at provider data quality and the accuracy of directory data. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed its first review of Medicare Advantage (MA) online provider directories. The review found that providers were not located at about 31% of the locations listed in directories.[1] Retired and deceased...

Dental Data Quality & Directory Accuracy

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

introduction Directory data accuracy is in the spotlight now more than ever. In the dental industry, a major pain point is network inflation by access points as carriers race to market the best network access for their members. We hear a lot of complaints from our dental customers about this issue but maintaining accurate provider directories is a complex and resource intensive task. The Centers...

Exploring Network Transparency Part II

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Introduction Click here to download the Issue Brief, Exploring Network Transparency Part II (PDF). In April of 2016, we took an in-depth look at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule about adding “network breadth” ratings to Healthcare.gov in our blog post, Exploring Network Transparency. By 2017 Open Enrollment, CMS settled on publishing the network breadth ratings in four...

Network Volatility & the Advantage of Frequent Data – Part I: Dental

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are often asked what makes Strenuus the industry leader in provider network data and competitive analytics in the dental managed care industry. Our team is composed of provider data experts with decades of experience in the industry and expertise in managing the complexities of provider-based data sets. Our ActiveMatch® intelligent matching algorithm considers all available data in an...

Solving the Next “Problem” in Health Insurance Exchanges

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Private exchange adoption is on the rise. Accenture projects by the end of 2016, 12 million employees will enroll through private exchanges, and that number will double in 2017[1]. What kind of technologies and products are being developed to aid the consumer in purchasing insurance on an exchange, and what does the future of exchanges look like? Matthew Mellor, Strenuus’ Chief Executive...

Exploring Network Transparency

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How do you provide meaningful information to healthcare consumers about the provider networks available to them? The first thing most people shopping for health insurance will ask about a provider network is, “Is my doctor in network?” The ability to answer that question–using a clear and concise method–is the first step in network transparency. The next question that must be...