REPORT from RAM Technologies, Inc.: Tackling Inequities in Medicare Advantage

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MA plans are at the forefront of this effort, not only addressing SDOH but also the underlying inequities inherent in our system, and only by addressing these disparities can we provide optimal care for all beneficiaries.

RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in the development of enterprise managed care 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, Tackling Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Inequities in Medicare Advantage.

Lack of access to safe housing, healthy food and transportation are an ongoing concern for some of today’s most vulnerable seniors. Recent conversations about ethnic and racial inequality have shone a light on these issues but there is still a lot of work to be done to overcome the effect discrimination, language barriers and racial disparities have on the delivery of healthcare to our elder population. Industry efforts to support social determinants of health (SDOH) have made the first move, however they cannot truly be effective until we understand and address the ways racism and socioeconomic inequities impact the healthcare experience.

“Health insurers all across the country have made sizable commitments to addressing health inequity; through outreach programs, SDOH initiatives and other innovative programs, but there is still more work to be done,” stated Christopher P. Minton, Executive Vice President of RAM Technologies, Inc. “MA plans are at the forefront of this effort, not only addressing SDOH but also the underlying inequities inherent in our system, and only by addressing these disparities can we provide optimal care for all beneficiaries.”

In order to drive change, it is more important than ever to address racial, ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in healthcare. Leveling the playing field in these areas offers the potential to not only improve outcomes, but also provide for a healthier and happier member base. This article takes a deeper look at the ways in which MA health plans can improve SDOH and provide optimal care for their members. To read the entire report, “Tackling Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Inequities in Medicare Advantage”- CLICK HERE.

RAM Technologies is a leading healthcare software and services provider with nearly 40 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, powered by HEALTHsuite Advantage™ 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. 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 leading provider of enterprise health claims processing software and CMS Integration tools for health care organizations administering Medicare Advantage and Special Needs plans. For almost 40 years RAM Technologies has led the way in the creation of benefit administration software for these programs and continues to enhance their auto adjudication software to meet the needs of a rapidly changing market. RAM Technologies has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s List of Top Software Developers for their advancements in the creation of comprehensive auto adjudication software for Medicare and SNP administration. To learn more about RAM Technologies’ healthcare claims processing solutions call (877) 654-8810 or visit http://www.ramtechinc.com.

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