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Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery
Maria Todd, one of the world's leading authorities and experts on managed care and physician integration strategies shares tips from her most recent books and lectures. Maria and her team at Mercury Advisory Group provide strategic and operational improvement consulting to health care organizations and investors about managed care and physician integration. Visit MercuryAdvisoryGroup.com to learn more.
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For ACOs and IPAs, unlocking salient clinical information is still a key challenge when using predictive analytics

For ACOs and IPAs, unlocking salient clinical information is still a key challenge when using predictive analytics | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it
Maria Todd of Mercury Advisory Group is interviewed on her opinions and recommendations for better use of Predictive Analytics and Natural-Language Processing technologies for IPAs, PHOs and ACOs risk sharing groups. Todd has been a fan of these technologies and followed their progress over the past decade. Read which ones she likes and check them out for yourself.
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Despite the adoption of predictive analytics these days, a lot of salient information remains locked away from automated use by predictive analytics systems, to the detriment of optimal patient care.
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The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults - The American Journal of Medicine

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults - The American Journal of Medicine | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it

An interesting approach to lowering obesity and NIDDM hemoglobin A1C values. Probably cheaper than patent medicines, too!

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Medical marijuana offers an interesting approach to lowering obesity and NIDDM hemoglobin A1C values. Learn more.

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Negotiate Managed Care Contracts like a pro with these responses

Negotiate Managed Care Contracts like a pro with these responses | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it

Use these four phrases to respond to anything the managed care provider relations rep says and watch the magic!

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Use these four phrases to respond to anything the managed care provider relations rep says and watch the magic!

  1. That's interesting; tell me more!
  2. That's interesting; why would you say that to me?
  3. That's interesting; why would you do that to me?
  4. That's interesting; why would you ask me that?
Want to know more?  Take my managed care contracting course or attend the next negotiation techniques webinar!  Check my website for course announcements and updates.
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I've Got the Narrow Network Blues. A new song for Dr Sam?

I've Got the Narrow Network Blues. A new song for Dr Sam? | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it

On Monday in Washington, a panel discussion sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform said that both providers and insurers "need to do a better job of providing consumers with accessible, easily understandable information about networks when they shop for coverage." That's really interesting, since providers don't sell networks, or coverage or prepare the information for shoppers.

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Providers, insurers grapple with narrow-network backlash as nearly 14% of all plans sold on public exchanges were narrow network plans.
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Meet Maria Todd at the Opal Events Collaborative Care Summit in San Diego Next Week

Meet Maria Todd at the Opal Events Collaborative Care Summit in San Diego Next Week | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it

Network with Dr Maria Todd, author of the two best selling books on Physician Integration & Alignment and IPA, PHO, MSO and ACO Development next week at the ACO event of the year.


Dr Todd will serve as moderator for a thought provoking discussion that you won't want to miss about The Future of ACOs, at 10:45 on August 13th and a "how to" presentation on Branding for ACOs on August 14th.

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I'd love to meetup and network with you in San Diego next week at Opal Events ACO and Collaborative Care Summit Aug 13-14

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Briefings on Physician Integration & Alignment

Briefings on Physician Integration & Alignment | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it

The Bundled Payments Initiative continues with CMS. Maria Todd shares insights and what you need to know before you apply.

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Chelsea Irving interviews Maria Todd , CEO of Mercury Advisory Group about the CMS /Medicare Bundled Payment Initiative.


The CMS announced it will add roughly 4,100 providers to about 2,400 already exploring the possible use of bundled payments for some or all of four dozen medical conditions and procedures, such as diabetes, joint replacements and pacemaker implants.

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Join Managed Care Contracting group on LinkedIn

Join Managed Care Contracting group on LinkedIn | Managed Care & Integrated Health Delivery | Scoop.it

With more than 8500 members and growing, don't miss out on one of the most valuable membership amenities your LinkedIn account can deliver. Training and Professional Development for FREE!

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Join LinkedIn's Managed Care Contracting Group and get free professional training and development tools, tips and education


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