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BHI’s Qualified Entity Report Confirms Health Inequities Drive Diabetes-Related Admissions

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As a certified Medicare Qualified Entity (QE), Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) produces a publicly available report assessing national quality measures using data from Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial claims data. In this report, we examine the relationships between preventable diabetes and hypertension admission rates and socioeconomic status (SES) measures to inform the potential of improved access to preventive …

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QE Report 2021: Examining the relationship between socioeconomic factors and preventable diabetes- and hypertension-related inpatient admissions

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As a certified national Qualified Entity (QE), BHI combines Medicare fee-for-service data with our own rich set of commercial claims data from more than 234 million individuals to research and report on the quality and delivery of care in the U.S. Our first QE report focuses on diabetes due to its increasing prevalence and ability to be effectively managed if …

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Study: Telehealth Consults Increased Over 50-Fold During First Phase of Pandemic

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An article in Care Analytic News discusses the findings from a recent study co-authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Blue Health Intelligence®. The study found that telehealth consults among privately insured working-age patients accounted for almost 24 percent of outpatient consults with health care providers during the early phase of the pandemic, March …