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Does Behavioral Health Make a Difference?

This is a report that echos so many others … but the point is a useful reminder – and clearly knowing and addressing are two… Read More

Nascate Reframes Provider Performance Questions

Nascate has begun to address the key questions around network curation, provider options and more. The Nascate Provider Recommendation Engine builds on a proven AI model,… Read More

The Need for Alternative Payment Models

The relative success of PCP capitation, and the failure (lack of market uptake) of episode based payment for me points to an opportunity. Nascate has… Read More

Nascate Personas™

This white paper delves into the science behind our segmentation methodology, and the role personas play into effectively making decisions.

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FFS Structure in the Future

This has always been a poorly implemented distortion within the existing FFS structure. It helped inflate practice values for acquiring hospitals, confused countless patients in terms… Read More

Our Commitment to Improvement

Commitment to improving care needs to be matched by ongoing efforts to understand the results of our efforts and continued redeployment of resource investments to… Read More

Defining Success

I thought this is a useful quick read. The idea of defining the outcomes being solved for via a framework is a good place to start…. Read More

Telemedicine

This is a very realistic vision for telemedicine. It will be a very useful advance in care delivery … but it is not an attractive… Read More

Medicare Shared Savings Program and COVID

I find this an interesting discussion — on the assumed sustainability of the MSSP program and shared savings. For me it misses the BIG POINT… Read More

Wellness Programs in Employee Populations

Should this be a surprise? There may be many valid reasons to deploy a wellness program across a broad non-targeted employee population – making employees… Read More

Innovation Within Healthcare

The criteria here applies to more than home care … it really boils down to flexibility and innovation – enabled by some form of risk… Read More

Future of Primary Care

Is this the future of adult primary care? Does it offer a better member/patient experience? Can the SDOH barriers be addressed? I think the answer… Read More

Finding the Right Balance

Remember Little Red Riding Hood -the porridge was too hot, too cold and just right. Well payers and ACOs have been trying to change behavior… Read More

Quality Within Healthcare

An important objective that has, unfortunately taken on a life of its own and has outlasted its utility and value. I don’t have the answer…. Read More

Value Driven Relationships are the Future

I think this is an important read for both payers and providers … and does a nice job of outlining going forward considerations and challenges…. Read More

Leaving the Middle Ground Behind

I think the ACO programs that are based on shared savings are in an untenable position. Shared savings is a middle ground … between “no… Read More

Adapting with the Modern World

Adapting with the Modern World The speed of change in how care is delivered is impressive. The reality however should be sobering to all —… Read More

How COVID-19 is Affecting the World of Healthcare

Looking for something to listen to while working from home? Check out this podcast that takes a deep dive into how COVID-19 is changing the… Read More

How COVID is Affecting Payment Methods

I have a sense that this current crisis may be the push that value and risk needed to push FFS payment methods off their perch… Read More

Creating the Right Change for People Not Just Patients

Our team at Nascate has, from the beginning, based our work on a simple idea – People and their behaviors have been under-valued in trying… Read More

A Future Built Around Sustainable Growth

This is an extreme example of what I think will increasingly be clear in the future. Providers and payers focused on a marketshare driven future,… Read More

Creating Informed Choices

The tradeoff outlined here is between choice and administrative costs. Nascate is hot on the trail of the costs associated with excess choice in terms… Read More

Aligning Incentives

The press on ACOs has been mixed at best… and policymakers and academics seemed puzzled by the lack of sustainable results. But I think that… Read More

Improved Relationships and Coordination

This change is long overdue. We want closer relationships, they produce better results. We want coordination, it improves the patient experience. Both closer relationships and… Read More

Pushing Through a Transition

The low hanging fruit have been harvested. Disillusionment with marginal efforts (and they are marginal) and results is growing. Nascate supports the long road ahead… Read More

We Solve Problems: Implementing New Metrics

I think this article highlights some important and to an extent nuanced ideas related to improving healthcare performance. In much of the press, both commercial… Read More

Nascate’s Early Action Capabilities

Though it’s a fun ribbing often heard between men and women- the data supports the anecdotes. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the… Read More

Evolving Is Not Easy

The ideas outlined here … apply to all plans, but the authors emphasis on provider led is well articulated. The lack of strategic clarity; are… Read More

The Nascate Difference

I think United “gets it” — whether they are the best solution is another story. Nascate is built upon the premise that value comes from… Read More

Post-Acute Care Trajectories and Readmissions

Post-acute care (PAC) is one of the fastest growing areas of US healthcare spending. Hospitals must identify ways to decrease PAC spending, but they’re overlooking… Read More

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