Insurance Coverage Estimates Report Updates

At Stratasan, we believe in continuous improvement. Sometimes that improvement means making updates to our platform offerings. With that in mind, we want to make you aware of additions to our Canvas platform.

Added Medicare Advantage as Insurance Type

Any covered lives identified as 65+ with a Direct Purchase plan are now separated into the newly created Medicare Advantage insurance type. These covered lives were previously all under the Direct Purchase insurance type. Stratasan is working under the assumption that any direct purchase plan associated with a person 65+ is considered to be Medicare Advantage.

Added Age Group Detail 

Users can now view the insurance coverage for pediatrics, adults, and seniors separately via the report export. A new column for age groupings is included. Ages are split into the following ranges: 0-18, 19-34, 35-64, 65+.

These changes are both effective as of October 22, 2020.

Please feel free to reach out to your Customer Success Manager or to support@stratasan.com directly with questions or for additional information.

Canvas Report Updates

At Stratasan, we believe in continuous improvement. Sometimes that improvement means making changes to our platform offerings. With that in mind, we want to make you aware of changes to our Canvas platform.

All users with a Canvas subscription now have access to a suite of Projections Reports: State Data Inpatient Discharges and State Data Inpatient Patient Days, Insurance Coverage Estimates, and Physician Demand Estimates. Users can access these reports by going into Canvas and clicking on the Health Service Demand (Projections) tab.

Additionally, based on customer input and utilization, we have elected to remove the following Canvas reports.

Report Name
State Market Share (single facility, trended, product line and DRGs market share)
Inpatient Visits By Service Line
Health Service Market Overview
Physician Office Visits by Physician Specialty
Inpatient Visits, Demographic Summary
Outpatient Visits, Grouped Primary Procedures
Inpatient Visits, Primary Diagnosis
Outpatient Visits, Primary Diagnosis
Outpatient Visits, Demographic Summary
Outpatient Visits, Expected Payer Source
Physician Office Visits, Demographic Summary
Inpatient Visits, Diagnostic Related Groupings
Physician Office Visits, By Practice Specialty Category
Outpatient Visits, Grouped Procedures (All Listed)
Inpatient Visits, Expected Payer Source
Emergency Room Visits, Demographic Summary
Emergency Room Visits, Primary Diagnosis
Physician Office Visits, Expected Payer Source
Physician Office Visits, Primary Diagnosis
Emergency Room, Primary Reason For Visit
Emergency Room, Expected Payer Source
Physician Profile
Physician Outbound Referrals

These changes take place on October 1, 2020.

Please feel free to reach out to your Customer Success Manager or to support@stratasan.com directly with questions or for additional information.

Demographic Summary Report Enhancements

Stratasan’s Demographic Summary Report has been updated, adding 2019 Median Age and 2024 Median Age from our Esri dataset. Key takeaways from this update are noted below:

  • 2024 Median Income has been added to the main Demographic Summary Report and breakouts
  • There is now the added ability to query by service areas that are created with County’s
  • 2019 and 2024 Median Age has been added to the Demographic Summary Report

Contact your Customer Success Manager for more information.

Webinar: Market Share

Hospital Strategic Planning: Market Share

Speaker: Lee Ann Lambdin – VP of Strategic Planning, Stratasan

Join Lee Ann Lambdin for a 30 minute educational webinar on how to compare market share by ZIP code and product line.

Everyone knows the importance of market share. But the quality of the data and how  it is presented will change the amount of actionable intelligence you can take away. In this webinar Ms. Lambdin will discuss what data sources you should be using, the importance of trending, along with different visualization techniques to present your data and capture your audience.

What you will learn:
— Best techniques to analyze a hospital’s market share
— What is considered good market share in a ZIP code
— How to establish benchmarks for market share in ZIP codes
— Visual presentation techniques that will capture your audience

After attending this webinar you will have a fresh outlook on your hospital’s market share analysis. We hope you will join us.

LeeAnnLambdin_profile_100Lee Ann Lambdin serves as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Stratasan. Her specialties are Hospital Strategic Planning, Community Health Needs Assessments, and Medical Staff Planning. She provides planning guidance to customers, assists with product design and sales, and manages customer accounts.

Register below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Inpatient Statistics 2010

This is the second entry in our overview series of healthcare statistics in the United States. If you missed the first one, you can find Physician Office Visit Statistics 2010 here.

As the title suggests, this entry will focus in on utilization rates from 2010 for Inpatient visits for the country as a whole.

NOTE: You can click on any of the images below to see the full report image.

The table above illustrates the total number of Inpatient visits in the United States for 2010 broken down by age category.  The overall rate of Inpatient visits for the country is one visit for every 7.88 people.

The table above and below should be looked at in comparison to one another. The above graph shows the incident rate broken down by age group while the graph below represents the total volume of Inpatient visits by age group.

Notice how the overall utilization of Inpatient visits is highest in middle of our lives but closely followed by the end of our lives (by a much smaller population set).

Looking at the table below, the second and third listing as the most frequent Major Diagnostic Codes for Inpatient visits reveals the most likely cause for the majority of Inpatient visits for the age group of 25-45.

Click the above snapshot to see a larger list of Major Diagnostic Categories for Inpatient visits.

Let us know what your reactions are to these Inpatient Statistics from 2010.

Files referenced in this post: Inpatient Demographics 2010 & Inpatient Major Diagnostic Categories 2010

If you are interested in running geo-targeted reports around healthcare utilization projections, click here to get started.

Physician Office Visit Statistics 2010

Understanding utilization rates in healthcare is an important step for a better educated public. Below you will find breakdowns of physician office visits for the country by age, sex, and race.

NOTE: Click on any of the images in this post to get an image of the full report.

AgeDistribution

The chart above represents how age groups utilize physicians in a different manner.  In future posts, we will also be exploring Inpatient, Outpatient, and Emergency Room visits from multiple angles.

The lowest “users” of physician office services are the age group 15-25 (1.86 visits per year) and the highest being 75+ (6.8 visits per year).

These numbers can be broken down further to paint a clearer picture.

Age_Gender

This breakdown shows the female population accounts for approximately 58% of all physician office visits across the country.  Females in the age range of 45-65 are just over 17% of all POV.

You can access the image of the full report by clicking here.

One table included in the full report is a breakdown of POV utilizations by Race and Age Group.