How Digital Member Engagement & Rewards Support Risk Adjustment

HealthMine’s EVP of Consulting & Professional Services Melissa Smith and EVP of Growth Kent Holdcroft recently led a roundtable discussion on member engagement and risk adjustment at the RISE National Conference. In this presentation, Melissa and Kent share how...

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Are Your Members Skipping Their Medicine?

Are Your Members Skipping Their Medicine?

More than 30 percent of patients with hypertension aren’t taking their prescribed medicine, according to a new study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Medication adherence is a problem for more Americans than we...

The Gap In Smoking Cessation Support

The Gap In Smoking Cessation Support

The American Cancer Society released new data spotlighting smoking’s leading role in cancer-related deaths. According to the study, cigarettes are to blame for nearly 3 in 10 cancer deaths in the U.S. And the damaging effects go beyond just cancer....

Looking Behind the Curtain at Breast Cancer Screenings

Looking Behind the Curtain at Breast Cancer Screenings

A new argument for not participating in health screenings involves a theater analogy. Two researchers, Dr. Andrew Lazris and Erik Rifkin, ask you to imagine a sold-out house of 1,000 playgoers or concertgoers, all getting a particular kind of...

The Best Thing You Can Do For Members with Chronic Disease

The Best Thing You Can Do For Members with Chronic Disease

People with chronic conditions spend 99% of their time outside of the doctor’s office. What they do in that time determines the quality of their health—and the cost of their healthcare. That’s why healthcare plans and employers are starting to...

Big Pharma, Bigger Gaps in Healthcare

Big Pharma, Bigger Gaps in Healthcare

Prescription drugs now account for almost 17% of personal healthcare expenditures – up from about 7% in the 1990s – according to the federal Health and Human Services Department. Massive price increases for pharmaceuticals like the EpiPen stem from...

E-Cigarettes In The FDA Spotlight

E-Cigarettes In The FDA Spotlight

A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule in effect this month could have big implications for e-cigarettes. Questions have swirled around e-cigarettes recently: are they the same as regular cigarettes? Should they be allowed or banned in the...