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Healthcare software addresses "90 million" misclassified Americans

Appleton, Wis. - Imagine a decision-support tool that misrepresented something simple about more than 90 million Americans - their location.

Then imagine employers basing their health plan buying decisions on the often inaccurate information contained in that tool.

Employers don't have to imagine such a scenario because they have been living it, unbeknown to them, for year......

Full article >>> an areas, this misclassification increased the degree of difficulty in finding convenient, accessible healthcare options through employer-sponsored insurance.

Weis said employers, in evaluating health plans, typically want to know how many high-quality providers are within a certain number of miles of their employees. While companies may have higher access standards for urban employees, Q......

Full article >>> benefits consultant for Associated Financial Group, said different employers have different parameters when it comes to access. He called the Quest access piece an improvement over its previous access software in helping clients evaluate the best health plan fit.

"When we have a multi-state client," he said, "it becomes an even more valuable access tool."


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