Analytics in Healthcare Consumerism

A session at Strata Rx

  • John Zedlewski
  • Arjun Kulothungun

Tuesday 16th October, 2012

3:35pm to 4:15pm (PST)

Consumer driven health plans, which grew in enrollment by over 18% between 2011 and 2012, aim to lower healthcare costs by encouraging individual members to become savvy shoppers. How significant are these shopping opportunities? Which services have the greatest potential for savings, and how does that potential vary across regions and insurers? Castlight Health has analyzed hundreds of millions of medical claims from several dozen different insurers to answer these questions.

In this presentation, we will discuss our methodology for predicting shopping opportunities from medical claims. We will proceed with a deep dive into the results of past analyses, highlighting the procedures that exhibit great price variation. We will discuss some of the reasons for this price variation and consider when consumers can (or cannot) effectively choose high value care. Finally, we will demonstrate how we use this framework to analyze new benefit designs to promote shopping without compromising access to care.

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John Zedlewski

Senior Analytics Engineer, Castlight Health

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Arjun Kulothungun

Research Engineer, Castlight Health

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Time 3:35pm4:15pm PST

Date Tue 16th October 2012

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