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May 07, 2019

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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CMS News Alert: CMS Releases 2020 Medicare Advantage Rates and Final Call Letter

On April 1, 2019 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the 2020 Medicare Advantage Rates and Final Call Letter (“Final”). The Final contains information covering rates, benefits, cost sharing, Star Rating changes, and Display measures. In addition, the Final includes themes around functional status and social determinants of health, changes to risk adjustment, integrating new technology, supplemental benefits, and opioid crisis intervention and program development.

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Revel Highlights the Path to Personalization in Health Engagement at the 2019 RISE Nashville Summit

Personalization has become a hot topic in healthcare and Revel has taken the lead to determine what true personalization in member engagement looks like. This year at the 2019 RISE Nashville Summit, Revel’s Product Strategy Leader Louise Briguglio and Peter Eliason, Director of Analytics & Data Science led a roundtable about the topic entitled 10 Duel Commandments of Personalization in Health Engagement.

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The Best Flu Prevention Might be Behavioral Research

The 2018 flu season was one of the worst we’ve seen in recent history. The CDC reported that 80,000 people died as a result of flu symptoms. That is a staggering number and healthcare organizations are challenged to keep their health plan members engaged, healthy, and motivated to get flu shots, but it’s not as simple as it may seem.

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10 Best Healthcare Podcasts You Should Know

Keeping up with the ever-evolving landscape of the healthcare industry is a never-ending battle—especially when it comes to technology and innovation. There’s always a new tool or trend to learn about and with a limited amount of free time during the workday, it’s hard to dedicate time to education. That's where podcasts come in.

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Marie's Story: The Life Changing Effect of a Personalized Member Engagement Program

The American Cancer Society reports there were an estimated 316,120 new female breast cancer cases reported in the United States in 2017. In the same year, over 40,000 women died as a result of their breast cancer diagnosis. Although breast cancer is often extremely treatable when discovered in its early stages, it can be fatal when found at an advanced stage.

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