NEW REPORT from RAM Technologies, Inc.: Loneliness and Social Isolation in the MA Population

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Social determinants of health have received a great deal of attention in recent years, with the spotlight typically focused on transportation and access to healthy foods. There are other social determinants however; ones that are not so evident, but carry a heavy weight all the same, loneliness and social isolation. These quieter social determinants afflict all Americans – and Medicare beneficiaries in particular – driving up costs for isolated seniors at a rate similar to high blood pressure and arthritis.

Medicare Advantage goes well beyond traditional healthcare, incorporating innovative benefit design to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of America’s seniors while controlling costs,

RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in the development of enterprise software for Medicare Advantage and Special Needs health plans, is pleased to announce the availability of a new report as part of the “Sharing Knowledge to Improve Healthcare Administration” (SKIHA) program. This month, members of the SKIHA program (free registration) are granted complimentary access to the RAM report, Loneliness and Social Isolation in the MA Population.

Social determinants of health have received a great deal of attention in recent years, with the spotlight typically focused on transportation and access to healthy foods. There are other social determinants however; ones that are not so evident, but carry a heavy weight all the same, loneliness and social isolation. These quieter social determinants afflict all Americans – and Medicare beneficiaries in particular – driving up costs for isolated seniors at a rate similar to high blood pressure and arthritis.

As the number of seniors increases with the aging of Baby Boomers, so does the number of people suffering from loneliness and isolation. Addressing this problem is a critical component of improving physical and mental health and of utmost importance to Medicare Advantage health plans challenged with the difficult task of improving the quality of life for their members while reducing costs.

New models featuring increased innovation and flexibility are being introduced every day to combat these social determinants, and Medicare Advantage health plans are at the forefront of this initiative. This article takes a deeper look at the ways in which healthcare payers are identifying seniors in need and the steps they are taking to forge more connected – and healthier – families and communities. To read the entire report, “Loneliness and Social Isolation in the MA Population”- CLICK HERE.

“Medicare Advantage goes well beyond traditional healthcare, incorporating innovative benefit design to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of America’s seniors while controlling costs,” said Christopher P. Minton, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RAM Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased to share this information in the hopes that healthcare organizations will benefit from the unique insights and derive new and advanced ways to address this growing problem.”

RAM Technologies is a leading healthcare software and services provider with over 30 years of experience delivering proven administrative solutions to the healthcare payer market, with a specific focus on simplifying the administration of Medicare Advantage. The RAM offering, ’Medicare Advantage-in-a-Box’, represents the leading end-to-end solution for health plans administering MA or looking for a simplified way to get into the MA market.

About the Program
Established in 2015, the SKIHA program (Sharing Knowledge to Improve Healthcare Administration), provides an open platform to share industry analysis and research, helping the payer community prepare for the future. Each and every month the SKIHA program makes available special content, with unique insight and in-depth industry knowledge, to those in the position to enact real change. This open exchange of ideas supplies the information health plans need to improve operations, increase productivity and reduce costs.

About RAM Technologies, Inc.
RAM Technologies is the industry leader in helping organizations that are interested in starting a Medicare Advantage plan. Every day more and more people are asking, “How Do I Become a Medicare Advantage Health Plan?” We offer a step-by-step process to succeed. Whether you are a health system looking to transition to Medicare Advantage or a new entity looking for Steps to Succeed as a Medicare Advantage start-up, we can help. To learn more about launching a Medicare Advantage Plan, answering the question, “What do I need to do to start a Medicare Advantage Health Plan?” call (877) 654-8810 x 4 or visit http://www.ramtechinc.com.

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