TAHP Conference Recap

This past week, hundreds of health care stakeholders descended on Austin, Texas to attend Texas Association of Health Plan’s (TAHP) Texas Covered Health Care conference. TAHP brought together major health plans, providers, regulators, journalists and academics to discuss federal health reform, state policies and budget issues, and health plan operations.

In case you were not able to attend, here is a recap of the key topics discussed:

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Honoring STEM Day: Softheon Supporting Afghani Girls’ STEM Education

Imagine a school of 330 girls with a 92% college acceptance rate in a country where only a third of girls go to school. Then imagine this school having no electricity.

When Softheon learned this was a reality at the Rustam School in Afghanistan’s Yakawlang district, we were committed to finding a solution.

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Medicare’s Program Integrity Transformation

Medicare has been considered a “High Risk program” by the Government Accountability Office since 1990 due to its size, complexity and susceptibility to improper payments. In 2018, improper payments accounted for 5% of the total $616.8 million of Medicare’s net costs.

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HLTH Conference Recap

This past week over 5,000 senior leaders in health care descended on Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual HLTH conference to solve health care’s most pressing problems. The event at MGM Grand brought together payers, providers, employers, investors, pharma stakeholders, and policy makers.

Our own CEO Eugene Sayan was a speaker amongst the likes of Mark Cuban and Andy Slavitt. Sayan discussed the digital revolution of claims, billing and payment solutions in which Softheon is leading the way in the health care space.

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Softheon Gives Back: Rocktoberfest

Long Island is perhaps best known for having beautiful beaches with waterfront mansions. It is against this backdrop that its massive homeless population often goes overlooked. As of 2016, there were nearly 4,000 homeless people in Suffolk and Nassau counties. In addition, currently about seven percent of Long Island’s population lives below the federal poverty level.

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Long-term Benefits Outweighs Risks of Running an SBM, Report Finds

A growing number of reports have showed it is in states’ interests to run their own health insurance marketplace.  

Most recently, a report from the Urban Institute and the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms uncovered the primary factors driving states to switch from the HealthCare.gov platform to a full state-based marketplace (SBM). The authors of the report spoke with 22 stakeholders from Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Pennsylvania—all states transitioning to an SBM model—to gather evidence 

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Softheon’s Second Annual Diwali Celebration

Softheon’s Diwali Night is celebrated annually during the month of October. Diwali, or Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival is celebrated nationally by most Indians regardless of their faith. During the five-day celebration known as the “Festival of Lights” clay lamps known as Diya’s are lit to signify the victory of good over evil, according to the Hindu American Foundation. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

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