Clarian Health Plans Expands Analytics Relationship With MedAssurant

Indiana health plan selects MedAssurant's integrated analytics solution to improve data accuracy and outcomes

Oct 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from MedAssurant Inc.

BOWIE, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced that Clarian Health Plans, a Medicare Advantage plan serving members across Indiana, has expanded its relationship with MedAssurant through the selection of a suite of solutions designed to identify and close gaps in risk data accuracy, clinical quality, utilization and outcomes.

The combination of MedAssurant's retrospective and prospective systems enables Clarian to achieve superior data accuracy, insight, and improvement of clinical quality outcomes and risk score data across their delivery network.  Through predictive analytics, the health plan can use this data to evaluate performance and strategically identify, target and deliver meaningful impact where improvement is needed. Powered by a data superset of more than 3.7 billion medical events, MedAssurant's solution offers advanced intelligence for identifying and closing gaps in quality, utilization, CMS coding and risk score accuracy, better enabling Clarian to meet the immediate care needs of their membership while also improving financial performance.

"The combined capabilities of MedAssurant's retrospective and prospective approach allow us to simultaneously improve the accuracy of our healthcare data and to improve care for our members at a patient-specific level," said Connie Brown, CFO and COO of Clarian Health Plans.  "MedAssurant has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of quality measurement and improvement, risk adjustment and care management.  Together, these criteria determine the quality and financial health of all Medicare Advantage Plans, and it is essential to work with a partner such as MedAssurant who can seamlessly integrate and optimize efforts across these areas."

Keith Dunleavy, M.D., president and CEO of MedAssurant, added, "Through the expansion of our relationship with Clarian, we are able to combine our commitment to driving meaningful impact with rich data analytics, operational scalability and reach.  This integration of services allows Clarian to roll out programs rapidly and effectively to service the members and providers wherever they are located around the state."

The implementation of MedAssurant's integrated approach to both retrospective and prospective analysis and improvement in data accuracy and outcomes is an expansion of the relationship with Clarian. The relationship dates back to 2008 when MedAssurant began providing National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) HEDIS data analytics and reporting for Clarian.

About Clarian Health Plans, Inc.

Clarian Health Plans, Inc. is the health plan arm of Clarian Health headquartered in Indianapolis, with a high quality Medicare Advantage Plan serving members across Indiana. As a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service, Clarian is Indiana's most comprehensive academic medical center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the United States. Based in Indianapolis, Clarian is comprised of multiple hospitals and health centers throughout the state and maintains a strong partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine -- one of the nation's largest medical schools and a global leader in medical education and research.

About MedAssurant Inc.

MedAssurant Inc. is a leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess and deep human resources, empowers MedAssurant's advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today's healthcare landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare touching more than 100 million Americans -- one driven by data and insight -- one resulting in meaningful action.  Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.

Contacts:


Russo Partners LLC on behalf of MedAssurant Inc.

Chantal Beaudry

Phone: 212-845-4272

chantal.beaudry@russopartnersllc.com


MedAssurant Inc.

Alex Burgess

4321 Collington Road

Bowie, Maryland 20716

Phone: 301-809-4000

aburgess@medassurant.com



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