Preterm Births: How High Medical Debt Cripples Productivity

Posted by ProgenyHealth on Apr 27, 2021 9:18:28 AM

For a growing number of workers, high deductible health plans are the only option – a trend that started a decade ago.

The idea behind high-deductible plans was to make sure employees had “skin in the game.” If they had to open their wallets every time they visited a doctor, they would be more selective and less wasteful when using their medical benefits. These deductibles range from $5,000 to $6,000, and while monthly premiums typically go down, lower premiums also increase the risk of crippling medical debt.

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Topics: Blog, business, health insurance, NICU case management, The Business of Health Care, postpartum care

Bonding with Infants in the NICU during COVID

Posted by Dr. Kelly Follett on Apr 20, 2021 8:42:49 AM

Bonding with a newborn after delivery is more than a sacred maternal rite of passage. Those first moments and the days that follow the delivery form a strong attachment between newborns and parent(s) or primary caregiver. Even when medical care interrupts this bonding process, smiling faces establish a deep human connection for the infant to feel she is welcome in this world.

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Topics: newborn, NICU outcomes, pediatrics, preterm birth

Are Your Clients Covered?

Posted by Ann Kent on Apr 8, 2021 8:55:54 AM

As an organization offering self-insured options to employers, you likely manage some mix of provider networks, quality of care, utilization management, case management, health care analytics, plan administration and more. But what if one of your clients faced a premature or medically complex birth? Do they have access to specialized NICU Care Management?

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Topics: business, health insurance, healthcare quality, NICU collaboration, NICU length of stay, NICU outcomes, The Business of Health Care, value of expertise

ProgenyHealth and the Path to Data Interoperability

In healthcare, interoperability is the ability of hospitals, health systems, plans and providers to exchange information leveraging standard formats, and to use it once received. Why is this important?

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Topics: healthcare quality, implementation proficiencies, NICU population health, technology, The Business of Health Care, interoperability

World Down Syndrome Day: Celebrating their quality of life and what Down children bring to us

Posted by Kelly Follett, MD and Linda Watt RN, MSN, CCM on Mar 19, 2021 8:41:20 AM

ProgenyHealth joins the United Nations and other organizations to promote, improve, and celebrate the quality of life of Down syndrome individuals.

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Topics: case management, social determinants of health, value of expertise

Are You Ready for the Storm?

Posted by ProgenyHealth on Mar 3, 2021 8:17:51 PM

Like a perfect storm brewing on the horizon, new studies expect state budgets to be hammered by growing Medicaid enrollment, rising health inequities, and unmanaged Social Determinants of Health.

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Topics: Blog, Health literacy, healthcare quality, medicaid, SDOH

February is Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on Feb 24, 2021 10:47:29 AM

Learn How to Prevent Transmitting Infections from Mother to Infant

According to research, up to 24% of stillbirths in developed countries result from infection[1] – and up to 50% in developing countries.[2]

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Topics: prenatal infection prevention

Postpartum Medicaid Benefits: A Path to Long-Term Health

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on Jan 27, 2021 9:31:42 AM

As states wrestle with COVID-19-related state budget deficits, Medicaid may soon find itself in the crosshairs. While the short-term impact on adult health is significant, the long-term consequences for children are even greater. Medicaid cuts could negatively impact a child over their lifetime – not only for their health but in areas of disability, education, and financial security.

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Topics: Blog, medicaid, postpartum care

In 2021, Five Health Trends to Watch

Posted by ProgenyHealth on Jan 12, 2021 9:21:01 AM

In 2021, our healthcare system will face tremendous challenges but achieve promising breakthroughs. These shifts will profoundly affect the NICU families and clients we serve.

Learn more about how these five leading trends will impact your business in our 2021 brief:

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Topics: Blog, medicaid, preterm birth, SDOH, covid-19, Trends

Should You Leverage a Specialized Partner?

Posted by Ann Kent on Dec 17, 2020 1:25:33 PM


Six reasons to let experts manage your NICU Care Management

Health plans increasingly outsource processes and programs to specialized partners to improve care, streamline administrative processes, establish accreditation credentials, and expand access to care coordination. Year over year, business process outsourcing by health plans has grown 22 percent.1

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Topics: business, NICU cost, quality

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