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January 9, 2020
Happy New Year
With 2019 behind us and a new decade ahead, the Advanced Plan for Health team wanted to reach out and wish everyone a Happy New Year!

It was a pleasure working with each of you and your respective organization over the past year and we look forward to a healthy, productive and prosperous 2020 and beyond.

Poindexter User-Tip of the Month
My Lists
In the “My Lists” section of the system users can create lists from standard reports, custom reports and at any drill down level with member identifiers.

Why it Matters: Once a user creates a list it can then be applied through the Advanced Search Function on any report to focus on ONLY the members in the original list or EXCLUDING the members in the list. This allows for concentration on a particular subset of the population rather than the population as a whole. Additionally, the list feature allows users to track any combination of parameters such as:

- ­High Cost Members
- ­Members who have seen a specific doctor
- ­Members with targeted diseases
- ­Members with targeted procedures
- Etc.

To “Create a New List” under “My Lists” follow the step below: 
1. Click the “Create New List” button at the top of the “My Lists” Screen.
2. Enter a well specified name for the list (A) and a Default Date (B) .
3. In the “Cardholder Indexes” field (A) enter the Cardholder Index numbers for those members you wish to be on your list and click “View Members” (B) . Alternatively, you may use the “Patient IDs” field (C) . The cardholder index number or Patient ID can be found in a member’s claims chart or in the Enrollment Report.
4. Clicking “View Members” (B) will update the window and pull the basic information of the members whose cardholder index number you have entered, for verification. Here you may delete individual members by clicking on them (1) , and then clicking “Delete Members” (2) .
5. Once you are done entering members for the list click “Save List” (3)
6. Click on “Export List to Excel” (4) to review in Excel. 
For questions or concerns, reach out to us at marketing@mypoindexter.com or call us at 888.600.6577 
National Blood Donor Month! 
Though the holiday season may be over it’s not too late to give the gift that keeps on giving. In observance of National Blood Donor month, this January we encourage you to bless someone’s life by donating at your earliest convenience.
Blood donations decrease over the holiday season due to travel and inclement weather, leaving a yearly shortage that you can help address!

Click here to download the Red Cross Blood Donor App which allows you to:
  • Find local blood drives and donation centers quickly and easily
  • ­Schedule and reschedule appointments
  • ­Get notified when your blood is on its way to a patient
  • ­Receive special blood shortage alert messages
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 1-4 of 11 sessions, per th e PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) report. 
Market Trends & News
Care Management Trends of December:

Questions raised for future programs include the effectiveness of an all-condition versus disease-specific approach and the potential role for evidence-based CM and CHW interventions for appropriate clinical goals and barriers to care outcomes.

All people with T1D should have affordable access to insulin. While sharing the resources below that can help with costs, JDRF is also fighting for changes from manufacturers, health plans, employers and the government to make insulin more affordable.

A new report finds that successful programs have a third dimension beyond financial incentives and quality measurement.

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 19 - 20 l Cleveland, OH

Advanced Plan for Health will be exhibiting at this conference dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities for business leaders who seek to improve employee benefits administration and wellness program outcomes. 
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 .