This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Closing The Gap: TRICAST Debuts New Gaps In Care Analysis Product









MILWAUKEE, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TRICAST today announced the debut of its new Gaps in Care Analysis product, a set of analytic tools that enable any organization to gauge the effectiveness and performance of its wellness and preventive medicine programs.

What Are Gaps in Care?

Gaps in Care, sometimes referred to as Gaps in Coverage, are found by identifying the discrepancies between recommended best practice medical care, and the medical care that is actually provided to a patient. The gaps generally result from obstacles that prevent patients from implementing a physician's recommendations.

"TRICAST's Gaps in Care approach focuses on the key diseases linked to both high-cost medical programs and complex medical conditions. The value of the TRICAST analysis lies in our ability to proactively identify members who are receiving less than optimal treatment and then direct them to more active care management, or medical therapy management programs," says TRICAST President Greg Rucinski, R.Ph.

The Data Holds the Answers

TRICAST begins a Gaps in Care analysis by examining medical, pharmacy, and episodes of care data. After it ingests the data and uses its proprietary software tools to analyze these crucial components, TRICAST identifies and portrays diagnoses, procedure codes, and pharmaceutical treatments.

Disease State Profiles

Armed with this information, TRICAST can profile disease states and their associated costs by comparing the "best practice" treatment of a disease state to actual patterns of treatment. The reports that result define the gaps in care for these disease states:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Asthma

Each disease state is profiled for total costs, as well as members identified with gaps in each one of those treatment modalities. Members having 10 or more gaps in each disease will be portrayed in the reporting system. TRICAST also defines and compares treatment gap patients with average costs per disease state to patients with no gaps in therapy to determine if the gap patients are increasing medical costs on a long-term basis.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs