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Sep 11, 2018

Blue Health Intelligence’s risk adjustment and stratification solution goes live at Highmark Inc.

Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) is partnering with Highmark® to provide risk adjustment informatics for Highmark’s Medicare Advantage (MA) and Affordable Care Act (ACA) populations. BHI and Highmark are working to better capture members’ health conditions and close coding and care gaps.

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Jul 5, 2018

Healthcare analytics and strategy firms showcase real-world evidence in action through an applied case study at July 11 conference

Healthcare payors are looking to real-world evidence (RWE) and analytics to answer a range of medical device cost, quality, and safety questions. RWE can answer whether a device should be included in a bundled payment arrangement; pinpoint which members might – or might not – benefit from a device; and inform device reimbursement and prior authorization decisions. Swati Abbott, CEO with BHI, and Julia Gaebler, partner with Health Advances, a healthcare strategy firm, will outline how payors are seeking to use RWE in their presentation, “Bridging Data, Analytics, and Insights to Develop Medical Device Value Propositions,” at the 14th Annual Medical Device Coverage & Reimbursement Conference, held July 11 at the Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

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Jul 2, 2018

Blue Health Intelligence® Database Powers Comparative Review of Costs of Treating a Serious Vascular Disease

A new comparative analysis of the cost efficacy of treatment options for a serious vascular disease, based on five years of administrative claims data from the Blue Health Intelligence (BHI®) database, has been published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The study found significant economic benefits from the use of Flexitouch® (Tactile Medical™, Minneapolis), an advanced pneumatic compression device, compared with other devices and conservative therapy for lower-extremity swelling from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

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Jun 20, 2018

Big Data Must Go Beyond Clinical Role to Support Decision-making by all Healthcare Stakeholders, Blue Health Intelligence Expert Tells Medical Technology Conference

Shayan Bhattacharyya, director of Strategic Partnerships at Blue Health Intelligence®, participated in a June 5 panel discussion at the DeviceTalks Minnesota conference to discuss shifts in industry collaboration as well as the role big data and artificial intelligence play in strategic business planning.

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May 31, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Warns of Increase in Melanoma Diagnoses

Prevalence of melanoma diagnoses increased 7 percent over a four-year span, according to information released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's Health of America Report, a collaboration between BCBSA and Blue Health Intelligence.

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