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Analytics and Reporting

FHC President pens Op-Ed promoting use of state APCD data for vaccine rollout

This weekend, Freedman HealthCare CEO, John Freedman, published an Op-Ed in MedPage Today discussing how state’s all-payer claims databases (APCDs) can help policymakers target COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Our nation recently marked one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. President Biden marked the anniversary by announcing an accelerated pace for getting the nation vaccinated...Read more

Thursday Thoughts with Douglas McCarthy, President of Issues Research, Inc.

In this latest installment of our Thursday Thoughts series, FHC Senior Health Care Data/Policy Consultant Jonathan Mathieu talked to Douglas McCarthy, M.B.A, president of Issues Research, Inc., in Durango, Colorado.     Mr. McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and has consulted on projects for corporations,...Read more

Thursday Thoughts with Kyle Russell, VHI Director of Strategy and Analytics

In this first Thursday Thoughts of 2021, FHC Senior Health Care Data/Policy Consultant Jonathan Mathieu talked to Kyle Russell, MDA, Director of Strategy and Analytics at Virginia Health Information (VHI). In his current role, Kyle oversees the analytical reporting and strategic planning for all data collection programs administered by VHI, which houses the state’s All-Payer...Read more

Health Claims Data Helps States Pinpoint Citizens at Risk for COVID

Using the APCD, Colorado authorities can plan vaccine distribution, states can identify potential future hot spots, and more.   Colorado’s Center for Improving in Health Care (CIVHC) has released a groundbreaking analysis that uses the state’s all-payer claims database (APCD) to identify those at highest risk should they contract COVID-19. CIVHC analysts used CDC risk criteria,...Read more

New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Care will Support APCD Analysis

In early September, the American Medical Association (AMA) published two additional Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes specifically addressing medical services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total number of new COVID-related CPT codes to 8. The first new code, 99072, was added in for health care practitioners across the country hoping to curtail...Read more