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Tom Joyer, Chief Commercial Officer, Altruista Health
Sep 20, 2021

Enabling The Why

by Tom Joyer

We speak early and often about why we do what we do. We want to help people live the best lives they can, no matter their circumstances. We help care management teams achieve this “why” by offering the latest generation care management system.

Its all about automation to allow clinical teams to work at the top of their license. For example, our prior authorization portal allows providers to enter a request, and if it passes the criteria, the service is automatically approved without human intervention. Provider satisfaction increases because they don't need to wait for an answer, and as a result, the care clinicians can spend more time focusing on how they are going to help members live the best lives they can.

When you think about GuidingCare, the name, it should ideally tell you that it is to guide the care journey – the platform offers evidenced-based next steps the provider should take to ensure the member receives the best care in their journey.

Compliance is another critical piece of care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) caused the most significant shift in our business. After the ACA, health plans realized that the way to grow their business was through government programs. And, when it comes to government programs, regulations are complex, and compliance has a revenue implication. Take Medicare Advantage (MA), for example. As MA plans seek to grow their businesses, potential members are looking at which plans have the highest star ratings. If a health plan cannot achieve at least four stars in MA, it is very challenging to make it financially.

From the beginning of implementation, we’re focused on compliance. We help the customer avoid configuring their system in a way that would impact their ability to report on compliance, whether theyre NCQA, URAC or have CMS requirements for Medicare Advantage. We help our customers maximize their stars and make sure that theyre successful when they get audited by whatever governing body.

Our customers want to know theyre taking the best next step in the care model, that their people are efficient and working on the things that matter, and that they have the tools for regulatory compliance and reporting. GuidingCare enables all of that, and were always enhancing our capabilities.