Healthcare Quality Solutions
CHEQS is a business borne from passion for healthcare improvement; connections to innovators; and a vision to improve population health by delivering productive and scalable healthcare innovations to markets.
Why don’t promising health and benefits technologies succeed? Experts agree that DISTRIBUTION FAILURES are the #1 reason that health care innovation trails other industries on the technology adoption curve.
Dave Brown and the CHEQs collaborators and partners apply decades of benefits expertise to identify and distribute superior health benefit innovations — for prescription drug management, sleep care, wellbeing and hearing care. Our portfolio features tools that are engaging, easily integrated and offer proven, replicable results. We extend your reach – and enhance the daily lives of your clients’ participants.
We understand the practical realities of making benefit changes of any kind.
That’s why our tools are easy to implement and manage – they are:
Validated as effective
Embraced by employees
No net added
Sustainable cost-containment levers
Integrated with little or no administration
Tangible benefit differentiators
New Revenue Streams!
All innovations are not created equal. CHEQS’ solutions add demonstrated value across these multiple dimensions.
Extract costs from the system – not just shift them
Measure care improvements and achieve better member treatment compliance
– Educate, engage, navigate and save
CHEQS UNDERSTANDS HOW MARKET FORCES WORK – AND HOW OUR SOLUTIONS FIT!
Change is an accelerating inescapable force – just like gravity! So the goal at CHEQS is to empower users to “win” on the dimensions of healthcare change we touch. Consumers/clients touched by CHEQS experience better outcomes and save money; plan sponsors act as transparent and prudent stewards of resources and advocates for positive change; medical providers use technology for “operating” leverage and informed decision making.
Demand for healthcare and benefits innovation/change is at unprecedented levels. All players in the ecosystem are asked to deliver more – with the consumers as the focal point, delivering high-value care “their way” – hands on, telemed, or online. With new technology-driven devices, drugs and processes.
CHEQS’ Service Partners deliver vetted solutions in their respective market areas. Focused initiatives for sleep, hearing, self-health, pharmacy consumption. Not silver bullets – but levers that consistently perform beyond expectations.
It’s safe to predict that government-managed healthcare will look much different – and relatively soon. Tighter spending boundaries are being imposed on the Medicare and Medicaid systems — providers must adapt. That usually means that the commercial sector must pick up the provider revenue slack to ensure marketplace access to care. This “cost-shift” already represents more than 1/3 of today’s commercial plan costs – and no one is forecasting that it will shrink.
The commercial marketplace is leading reform initiatives such as centers of excellence, tele- and online care, bundled payments, pricing transparency & network alternatives, advanced data analytics, and mobile communications. Plan sponsors can gain critical care delivery and cost advantages by highlighting their use within their covered populations.
For decades, healthcare trailed other industries in the adoption and integrated use of data systems. Development money and public demand have pushed the industry to catch up. It’s a crowded and fragmented marketplace now – market winners will have to securely manage ever-wider data spectrums and deliver action-able data on demand.
Affects all care, especially hospital and Rx. Incumbent interests resist it. When there’s a 10x difference between low-cost and high-cost drugs in the same therapeutic class covered by PBMs, it’s time to ask, “What are they hiding?”
Traffk is the next-generation underwriting and risk management platform optimized for the insurance industry.
Traffk modernizes legacy business processes with cloud-based technology and data-driven approaches. Traffk helps clients access and mine data relevant to their business to attain higher profitability, improved operational efficiencies, and adoption of data-driven strategies.
Traffk’s Risk-Modeling-as-a-Platform (RMaaP) leverages the power of multi-variant analysis via data science and machine learning with “plug & play” risk modeling and methodologies that actuaries and underwriters can implement to achieve improved market results.
Securely ingest new data sources
Use AI & curated risk libraries to understand population risk factors
Make better informed decisions – competitive pricing and terms
Measure results of new product/pricing features
Beneflow, the next-generation data-driven benefits personalization platform built on Traffk’s underwriting and risk management platform optimized for the insurance industry.
Member health plan resource & navigation app
Store ID card on mobile device
ID & Access best in class providers
Display plan designs & claim accumulators
Optimize Rx benefit plan features
Plan sponsor / vendor messaging
CONSUMER DRIVEN PHARMACY BENEFIT SOLUTIONS
10-25% savings for the same formulary and plan design
“True” cost– 100% contracted pass-through price
Reference-based pricing techniques save 10-35% where used – no need to change PBM!
Innovative plan designs drive cost-effective consumer behavior
Rebate bank – point of sale option
Vast array of targeted defined contribution designs
69,000 pharmacies (Walgreens, Kroger’s, CVS, Safeway, Rite-Aid, Albertson’s, Costco)
Employee savings from innovative plan designs
“Condition-specific designs” for brand/specialty savings
Mobile app technology: know Rx drug/dose & copay in advance
SLEEP — RECOVER — PERFORM
Workplace accidents – 2.8x more frequent
Extended leave – 2.2x more often
Productivity loss – up to 50%
Sick days – 2.4x higher
Lowers costs through pre-priced, severity-adjusted service bundles
More attentive and productive employees with better decision making
Lower claims and stop-loss expense
Patient telemed engagement at over 90% daily
success through social engagement
Optimized for any group size
Save 33%-50% on wellness vendor costs
After initial payroll link, platform needs employer attention only once a year
75% of employees engaged because they love it
Employee engagement is 2 to 3 times higher
Clinically proven programs for walking, smoking & lifestyle
Appeals to all types & sizes of employer
Robust communities and social engagement, not limited to co-workers
app-enabled hearing care
Free online hearing exam
50%-80% savings on hearing aids – now available over the counter!
Top tier products at fixed prices
Active Customer Service – phone & online
IOS and Android apps for real-time consumer test/buy
No cost, administration, or eligibility
Meaningful response to unmet health & safety need (workers compensation, disability, accidents)
Robust non-ERISA commissions for referrals to traditional groups & other entities
*Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Cheqs serves various markets:
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