Jun 25, 2019

The Astonishing Impact of Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid and Beyond

Social determinants of health (SDoH) complicate engagement and present new, unique barriers to overcome in order to establish meaningful connections. But what are the key factors to consider to achieve better health outcomes with the Medicaid population?

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New FCC Robocall Rules and the Impact on Health Engagement – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

On June 6th the FCC voted in a new Declaratory Ruling that provides protection from unwanted calls by empowering providers to block these “robocalls” by default, requiring individuals to opt-out of call blocking once it is implemented. In essence, the “Call Blocking by Default” ruling gives unprecedented power to major carriers like Verizon, AT&T and the like. These providers will soon have discretion to determine which calls will reach the consumer based on “reasonable analytics”—and be able to decide which ones will be blocked.  Also, the FCC won’t require providers to adhere to a standardized approach to implement call blocking.

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Revel Named 2019 Best Place to Work by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

We’re excited to share that Revel has been named a 2019 Best Place to Work by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

To read the official announcement from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and to see who else made the list, read 2019 Best Places to Work: Medium Company Honorees.

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8 Surprising Medicaid Health Risk Assessment Mistakes You Are Probably Making

The primary goal of healthcare organizations is to help their Medicaid members live longer, healthier lives. One of the best ways to do this is by gathering information from members in health risk assessments (HRAs), then create personalized programs and care plans on an individual level to improve their health.

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Revel Names Kevin Barrett to Board of Directors

Representatives from Revel, a leading health action platform, announced the company has appointed Kevin Barrett to its Board of Directors. Barrett is the former CEO of Altegra Health and has a long track record of success as a business leader within the healthcare industry.

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2 Truths and a Lie About Your Medicare Health Risk Assessments for Stronger Health Engagement

When it comes to Medicare Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) health plans need to focus on a myriad of things like implementing strategic health action programs, incorporating data for smart design, and building highly personalized content in order to engage members on an individual level.

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3 Harsh Truths Why Health Plan Member Rewards and Incentives Don’t Work

Offering rewards and incentives (R&I) to drive members to take specific health actions is rarely effective. It’s a harsh truth, but studies have shown that R&I just don’t work for the majority of the population, even when it’s a matter of health and well-being.

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