Dennis Wall hosted the 157th edition of the Cavalcade of Risk on his Insurance Claims And Issues site. My favorite article comes from Dr. Jaan Sidorov, who has been a longtime contributor to the COR – you’ll always know more about healthcare and disease management after reading one of Dr. Sidorov’s articles. His article this week discusses the outsourcing of care management and the success of MedAssurant, a data-driven healthcare solutions company that works with provider organizations that care for more than a third of the US population.
With healthcare providers feeling the squeeze both in terms of reimbursements for care and time spent on administration, it makes sense that outsourced care management could be an important part of a medical office’s business plan. Utilizing economies of scale in this manner could save time and money for medical offices, and streamlined care management is likely to be popular with health insurance carriers too. As Jaan points out, MedAssurant has very savvy customers (including health insurance carriers and healthcare provider organizations) and a solid track record, so the service they are providing is obviously valuable and beneficial. Be sure to check out Jaan’s article and the rest of the Cavalcade.