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Darryl Low

Darryl joined the Citra Team with an intimate understanding of the Value-Based Care market and a long history with the EZ-CAP product suite. Darryl’s 25 years of experience in health care includes extensive leadership roles in managed care organizations, coordinated care vendors, and as a past President of MZI Health Care providing Citra with a great depth and breadth of knowledge which will be leveraged throughout the organization in support of our growth objectives. In his role as Vice President, Market Strategy, Darryl provides strategic advice to the Executive Management Team to achieve and expand the goals and objectives of the organization. His primary responsibility is to ensure our priorities are executed upon and will work closely with team members across the organization to ensure this objective is completed.

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Why Encounter Data is More Important Than Ever

Posted by Darryl Low on Apr 18, 2019 11:19:38 AM

Earlier this month, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they will be calculating 2020 risk scores by adding 50% of the risk score using diagnoses from encounter data (supplemented with diagnoses from RAPS inpatient data) and FFS data and 50% of the risk score calculated (using the 2017 CMS-HCC model) using RAPS and FFS diagnoses. This doubles the current percentage of encounter-based risk scores used for the final calculation, meaning every encounter reported up stream will soon be more important than ever.

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Topics: technology

Launching New Value-Based Care Products in 2017

Posted by Darryl Low on Feb 24, 2017 12:29:45 PM

My optimistic view… As a provider of health care services, there is always concern with how and who will be paying for the services that are provided to patients in government programs. As a consumer, you are concerned with how you will be able to afford your premiums when they once again increase disproportionally with your income.

But the principles of quality, affordable care have remained consistent in the health care bubble that I have been involved in for over twenty years now -- Keep people well and out of the hospital and health care costs will remain low. From the early days of managed care, provider groups who were proactive in member wellness and management activities grew and flourished. Government agencies and health plans noticed these successes and began incorporating quality measures into incentive programs in a wide variety of forms. Unfortunately, these incentives led to mandates and extensive regulation and administration for everyone in the industry…driving up the administrative costs.

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