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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 …

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BHI 2020 Year-end Data Digest

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Throughout 2020, Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) used its access to more than 20 billion claims from over 200 million unique members to examine healthcare trends affecting the health of millions of Americans. This digest contains five studies on the following topics: COVID-19, men’s health, UV safety, HPV vaccinations, and childhood obesity.

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Using BHI Data to Uncover Secondary Impacts of COVID-19

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This brief examines COVID-19’s impact on preventive services and telehealth using national claims data from 2019 and 2020.  The descriptive studies of preventive service episodes included doctor visits and related preventive screenings such as mammograms, pap smears, and colonoscopies. The study also looks at differences in the use of preventive services and telehealth between urban and rural areas.