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December 5, 2019
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
Season’s Greetings from the entire APH team!

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. APH is blessed to be partnered with so many difference-making organizations and individuals. We are grateful and thank you for your partnership and dedication to improving the healthcare system.

Poindexter User-Tip of the Month
Lab Value Report
Clinical Reports > Lab Summary

The Lab Summary report feature organizes and aides the analysis of lab data. Important aspects of a population’s health can be measured here. This report displays all lab data for the selected time frame, leaving blank fields where there are no relevant labs. There are two views for this report, described below. 
Lab Summary by Ranges

The “Lab Summary by Ranges” view organizes labs into those that are within range, and those outside. Pertinent statistics are shown for each section, including number of participants, values, and the in-range references.

If desired, limit the report using “Lab Sources.” Options include: Doctor, EMR, Health Screening, HRA, Lab Vender, Nurse, Online Form, and Patient. Or choose specific tests under “Lab Tests.”
Lab Summary by Month

The “Lab Summary by Month” view will display when and how many labs were received. This is a useful way to verify that data has been received as expected. To view this report, click on “Lab Summary By Month” tab shown in the image above.  

Why it Matters: It’s important to identify people who need support for intervention and prevention measures, but it’s equally important to identify and track those individual’s lab metrics to gain a deeper understanding of the type of messaging and support that is most appropriate. You can see if a “Unique Participant” is within range for a given disease protocol or out of range to help you answer questions like, “who is meeting specific metrics and who is not, relative the disease they’re fighting?”
For questions or concerns, reach out to us at marketing@mypoindexter.com or call us at 888.600.6577 
Its National Flu Vaccine week and we wanted to spread awareness. Below is a resource with valuable benefits to the flu shot ( according to the CDC ) and 6 reasons for why the flu vaccine matters: 
  1. Can keep people from getting sick with flu
  2. Can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working age adults, and older adults
  3. Is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions
  4. Helps protect women during and after pregnancy
  5. Can be lifesaving in children
  6. Has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick
Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you - including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions. We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season! 
Blog Insights
Medical Cost Trend:
Behind the numbers 2020 by PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) Condensed and presented by Advanced Plan for Health
The Advanced Plan for Health team regularly scans the health market for trends, analysis and insight. In our research, we found The PwC HRI Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2020 report to be full of valuable healthcare market information and thought our readers would benefit from the report findings. We decided to condense and present the PwC HRI report in a bi-weekly blog series to highlight what we found to be most pertinent to our readers and to better understand factors that could potentially affect the 2020 medical cost trend. 

Below are sessions 1-3 of 11 sessions, per the PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) report. 
Recap from the Road
APH’s Denis Cremin and Cathy White attended the Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs) 2019 Annual Conference in ChampionsGate, Florida November 7-8.
Florida has some of the top performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) in the country. Because ACOs take on the responsibility of improving health outcomes, Care Delivery efficiency is top-of-mind for ACO leadership. As such, it is expected that ACO’s will be more willing to adopt and implement data analytics and predictive modeling across populations. 

Another theme that came up several times at the FLAACOs event is the idea of ACOs transitioning to a down-side risk model – with a greater focus on closing care gaps, care coordination, medication management and driving behavioral change. Additionally, ACOs will need to be able to look at potential future conditions to drive education programs and budget for resources.

A few more interesting presentations from FLAACOs conference are listed below:

For any questions related to APHs experience at this conference, please feel free to reach out to us at (888) 600-7566 or marketing@mypoindexter.com  
Market Trends & News
This month we report a few trends for the TPA market. 
TPA Market Trends of October:

Hawaii Insurance Department Establishes TPA Application Requirements.

If your technology is obsolete or you are still using manual processes to store patient data, there is a good chance you are in violation of HIPAA compliance codes and regulations.
Important year-end deadlines and considerations related to retirement and health and welfare plans.
For any questions related to APH’s learnings please feel free to reach out to us at (888) 600-7566 or marketing@mypoindexter.com  
Thought Leadership Updates

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APH on the Road
Upcoming Tradeshows and Conferences

The APH team would welcome the opportunity to meet you in person at any of our scheduled tradeshows and conferences. Contact us here , email us at marketing@mypoindexter.com or call (888) 600-7566 to arrange a time to meet with us.
February 24 - 26, 2020 l Las Vegas, NV

Advanced Plan for Health will be sponsors at this annual conference for the self-funding industry that covers strategic ideas focused toward TPA executive leadership. APH’s Denis Cremin and Rick Scheel will be in attendance as exhibitors. 
October 11-13, 2020 l Phoenix, AZ

Advanced Plan for Health is a conference sponsor, and our team will have two exhibit booths setup (booths #315 and #317). We will be ready for demos of our Poindexter platform. This event is focused on the self-insurance / captive insurance marketplace and typically attracts more than 1,700 attendees.
Ideas and Inspiration
We welcome input, ideas, inspirations and feedback!

If you have news to share, an idea or submission for our blog, newsletter or other content piece please let us know at marketing@mypoindexter.com .