As a state or local government, Medicaid insurance program, health system, FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), employer, or even taxpayer, you are paying for the costs of housing insecurity and homelessness. These financial costs – and the impact on the individuals and families in both health issues and early deaths – are avoidable.

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While risk varies dramatically by individual, the costs of homelessness are born by every one of us, and public health spending is often the largest component. For interventions to have the best chance for success, those in healthcare and public policy need accurate information about what’s at stake.

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Why is healthcare so expensive? Kurt enjoys an energetic conversation with Thompson Aderinkomi, CEO and founder of Nice Healthcare.

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Use data to improve quality

Outreach efforts that don’t consider consumer behavior might result in member abrasion and missed opportunities to improve member engagement. Leveraging advanced data and analytics can help plans optimize results. Here, we outline a targeted approach to outreach.

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Kurt Waltenbaugh hosts Carrot Shtick, a podcast that invites industry experts into conversation about healthcare and data. In this episode, Kurt talks with our VP of Product Spencer Pratt about consumers, what’s missing in healthcare, and what we can do to help.

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The U.S. spends more money on healthcare than any developed nation. Yet health outcomes aren’t improving, even as spending continues to increase. The reason? Failing to address the social determinants of healt

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Established risk stratification approaches rely on claims data, and medical/condition risk to assess health needs, neglecting other critical data sources. By using SDoH and engagement data, payers and at-risk providers can generate a more accurate prediction of member risk.

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